21 Days

Publisher: Big White Shed

Artwork: Raphael Achache

Published: 2021

ISBN: 9781916310582

A poetry collection written during a 21 days visit to Singapore and Malaysia during September 2019. Reflections on home and belonging, and the customs of another world.

In this book, Christopher Towers explores his  understanding of ‘home’ through moments  captured during his 21 days in Singapore and Malaysia during September 2019.

Amidst the sounds of BBC World Service  in his hotel room, insects buzzing in the  foliage outside, the calls of market traders and the excitement of preparations for the Grand Prix, Christopher finds quiet  moments to reflect on why this return visit  has such an impact on him. Each journal  entry and poem is accompanied by a line  drawing.



PublisherBig White Shed

Artwork: Raphael Achache

Published: September 1, 2022

ISBN: 9781915021090

A second book of poems which explores the author’s love of both non-league football and travel around the ‘hinterlands’, the less well-known places where the game is played. The poems are vignettes of his experience during the 2019-20 season which finished early due to the pandemic – he writes:

I recall my last game attended of that forgotten season at Belper Town and a feeling of a storm coming. Social distancing, clean hands and with face masks to come, the games ended and there was a feeling of loss.

Poetic match reports of teams MU fans will never have heard of… Leicester Nirvana vs Boston Town, North Ferriby United vs Stafford Rangers, the local derby, Hucknall Town vs Basford United and many more. Join Chris in relishing the smell of hot dogs in a smouldering Halesowen, when Prescot Cables came to town.

This book is available to buy at https://fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/product/hinterlands