Friday, 11 September, 2020 in Book Reviews, Books

EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal: There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

Book: There’s Only One Danny Garvey
Author: David F. Ross
Publisher: Orenda Books

Into Creative are VERY excited indeed to host the cover reveal of David F. Ross’s latest work, There’s Only One Danny Garvey. The book, published by Orenda Books, will be released on 21st January 2021 and is available to PRE-ORDER NOW.

A promising young football player returns home with his dreams in tatters and a dark secret haunting his conscience.

‘A brilliant, bittersweet story that captures the rawness of strained relationships, set against the struggles of a failing lower-league football team. Ross’s best novel yet.’ Stuart Cosgrove

Danny Garvey was a sixteen-year old footballing prodigy. Professional clubs clamoured to sign him, and a glittering future beckoned.

His early promise unfulfilled, Danny is now back home in the tiny village of Barshaw to manage the struggling junior team he once played for. What’s more, he’s hiding the truth about a tragic night, thirteen years earlier, that changed the course of several lives. There’s only one Danny Garvey, they once chanted … and that’s the problem.

A story of irrational hopes and fevered dreams – of unstoppable passion and unflinching commitment in the face of defeat – There’s Only One Danny Garvey is, above all, an unforgettable tale about finding hope and redemption in the most unexpected of places.


David F. Ross was born in Glasgow in 1964 and has lived in Kilmarnock for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, an architect by day, and a hilarious social media commentator, author and enabler by night. His debut novel The Last Days of Disco was shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, and received exceptional critical acclaim, as did the other two books in the Disco Days Trilogy: The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas and The Man Who Loved Islands. David lives in Ayrshire.

Praise for David F. Ross…

‘A real new talent on the Scottish literary scene.’ Press & Journal

‘By turn hilarious and heart-breaking, more than anything Ross creates beautifully rounded characters full of humanity and perhaps most of all, hope.’ Liam Rudden, Scotsman

‘David Ross carved out an enduring place for himself among contemporary Scottish novelists.’ Alastair Mabb, Herald Scotland

‘An astonishing tour de force.’ John Niven

‘Crucially Ross’s novel succeeds in balancing light and dark, in that it can leap smoothly from brutal social realism to laugh-out-loud humour within a few sentences.’ Press & Journal

‘Razor-sharp writing that captures the hopes, dreams and some of the nightmares that are part of people’s everyday lives, and the unique power that football holds over them.’ Kevin Toner (Ex SPL referee who officiated in 3 Junior Cup Finals)

Available to pre-order at: Waterstones  and all good book retail outlets.

Paperback Price: £8.99
eBook Price: £4.99

ISBN 13: 9781-9-13193-50-8
EPUB: 978-1-913193-51-5

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