Made in England

It is twenty years on since Only in America. Milly is married to Mitch with two daughters and living the writers dream in LA. But three movies down and the beginnings of a career plateau, she is in need of inspiration.

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Step forward, her oldest and best friend, Jonson Clarke. Married to Anna, with three kids and living in London, Jonson’s life continues to be a series of colourful mishaps. Trouble just finds him and most recently in the shape of a priceless violin. Left on the London underground by its troubled owner, a beautiful young virtuoso musician called Sidhu. Of all the Londonders using the tube this Friday night, who should stumble across it, but Jonson Clarke. Jonson is on the TV news and in the newspapers. The story mushrooms and brings Milly back to London, reuniting old friends for a fabulous new adventure of unrequited teenage love with a supporting cast of billionaires, a world-renown violinist, unscrupulous journalists and corrupt private detectives. Made in England is a comic caper and a beautiful love story. Written with wit and verve, it is a compelling read, providing laughs, cheers and a euphoric ending.

Holland writes books that are unashamedly feel-good. Stories that make readers feel happy. Made in England is a wonderful novel that can serve as an anti-dote from the last few extraordinary years. Written in lockdown but without a single mention of Covid 19. A timely novel for anyone wishing to escape and feel good about their world.

 

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Reader Reviews

"A heart-warming tale so beautifully told. It provokes tears, laughter, and creates a warm sense of decency. A fabulous read and an equally great cause.”

Ewen Murray / Sky Sports

“…like playing in a major on a Sunday, you never know what’s ahead, but you just keep on hoping. And sometimes, your best hopes come in. This is what Open Links is like.”

Ian Woosnam

“Open Links is a page-turner like no other. A tale that draws you in right from the start, kindling a wonderful mixture of happiness and spellbinding heartache. It's a story that makes you think about the beauty of life and the secrets it holds - a journey of pure, heart-warming euphoria.” 

Tony Jacklin CBE

‘Everyone loves a sporting fairytale which is why everyone will love Open Links. Worth it for the slow reading page alone which made me howl and cheer.’

Dame Laura Davies

“A delightful story wonderfully told.  You do not have to be a golfer or a golf fan to enjoy this - but if you are you will love it.”

Iain Carter / BBC Golf Correspondent

‘A story that will stay with you. The author takes traditional ingredients of hopes and dreams, love and regret, and does something really quite magical with them.’

Golf Quarterly

“As I have never played golf, I was sceptical about reading Open Links, but thought I'd give it a go as the money went to a great cause (Anthony Nolan). But I loved it! Ricky Randal captured my heart from the first page, and the story just kept getting better with each character being introduced.  A fabulous easy heart-warming read for golfers or non-golfers alike.”

“Truly, Open links is the best book I have ever read. As a 16-year-old girl with no interest in golf and mostly never finish an entire book, I was surprised at how quickly I became enthralled by this story. Completely, heart-warming, I expect I will read it again and again.”

“…so glad I heard about this book. Absolutely loved it. The characters are so vivid, I found myself genuinely caring about them, and I couldn’t stop reading because I just needed to know what happens next! It made me laugh out loud but also it made me cry. There aren’t many writers who can do this. Don't be put off thinking it's all about golf.  It’s a perfect setting and backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy... golf fan or not.”