Wednesday 2 March 2011

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News: Limited London Edition Long Reach by Peter Cocks and Contest

long reach by peter coks
Love London. Love this book.

Walker Books to hand deliver 2,000 limited edition copies of London based crime novel Long Reach direct to London’s East End streets.

Walker Books will go undercover on 2nd March in a bid to get London reading for World Book Day. Peter Cocks, author of the East-End gangland novel Long Reach, will assume the identity of Long Reach’s Godfather-esque gangster Tommy Kelly and drive a white van (what else?) through London’s East End distributing 2,000 exclusive Limited London Edition copies of his new novel.

The drop-offs will target teens and adults and include ten schools, fire stations, doctor’s surgeries, police stations and boxing clubs in Newham and Deptford; both key locations in the book, a drop off on the London Underground will also be included. The aim is to reach new readers and remind people that sometimes books can be the best way of discovering what goes on in your neighbourhood!

This isn’t the first time author and actor Peter Cocks has slipped into character – he stars as Tommy Kelly in the movie-style trailer for the book as well, found at

Long Reach is a gritty thriller set in London and Kent and introduces an electric new literary character in undercover teen agent Eddie Savage who girls will lust after and lads will want to be. It is the first title in Walker’s Undercover Campaign.

Peter Cocks has written extensively for television including comedy, drama and animation, he is also an actor appearing in dramas, commercials and children’s television in a variety of disguises. He has also worked as a model for Hermes. Peter lives on the Kent coast with his wife, two children and three dachshunds. Long Reach is his first thriller.

Thanks to Walker, I have two copies of the Limited London Edition of Long Reach to give away to two lucky UK winners!


  • Enter by filling in the form below.
  • One entry per person. Multiple entries will be deleted.
  • Open to UK residents only.
  • Two winners.
  • Contest closes 8th March.
  • The winner will be picked via and announced on 9th January.
  • Winners' contact info will be passed on to my contact at Walker, who will send out the prizes.
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