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We’re delighted to announce that Cahill Davis Publishing has signed a deal with Michael Whitworth for World English rights for Michael’s debut contemporary fiction novel titled The Camel and the Butterfly.

Cassandra Davis of Cahill Davis Publishing said, “I knew I needed to make an offer for Michael’s manuscript when I’d read 60 pages in what felt like the blink of an eye! I sent the manuscript to a colleague and they agreed it was just as good as I’d thought. I’m excited to work with Michael on bringing this book to fruition.”

Michael said, “When I received the email from Cahill Davis Publishing accepting my manuscript, I was delighted. To be published by a new, vibrant publishing house is a great feeling, and a validation of the many weeks and months of hard work. To write a novel is a very personal experience, and I look forward to working with Cassandra and the team in bringing it to life.”

More about The Camel and The Butterfly:

All Thomas Mirren wants is a simple life. He’s an old man now, after all. On his ninetieth birthday, while selling poppies, Thomas interrupts two shoplifters. To get back at him, they start a rumour that the former soldier had never served in the army. Just an old man pretending to be a hero. But who would believe such a thing?

Ian Rogers is a journalist. Things are quiet in the office, but then one day, he’s handed a story; something about a military imposter. Someone is claiming that Thomas Mirren is a fraud. And it seems there’s no record of the old soldier either. Could there be something to it?

In a world where perception is reality, does the truth even matter anymore? Does the past matter? Well, it matters to Thomas Mirren, and it looks like his past is about to catch up with him.

The Camel and the Butterfly will be published on 8th November 2021 in both paperback and ebook formats.