About the Book

The official book cover for Amy Tollyfield’s third published book, Brixton Nights. Image: Olympia Publishers

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**Read the official book blurb for Brixton Nights by Amy Tollyfield below**

Brixton Nights by Amy Tollyfield: official book blurb

Brixton Nights is the third book and first novella by acclaimed, twice-published poet, Amy Tollyfield. Brixton Nights charts the life of a young lesbian woman named Christina who once lived in Brixton and now lives in Hull. The book follows her tempestuous journey through young adulthood and into early adult life, including many losses and heartaches along the way. Working-class, female and gay, Christina has the odds stacked against her, before she and her rebellious brother Kyle are given a new home with a kind lady named Simone. But will Christina get the happy ending she so sorely deserves? And will she ever meet Mum again? Read this amazing and harrowing novella to find out.

Brixton Nights is a coming-of-age novella, telling a familiar story of truth, pain and family.
Sometimes our most uncomfortable relationships are the ones that teach us the most.

Praise for Amy’s poetry (Toy Soldiers):

‘A conflicted portrait of longing, angst, and self-assertion’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘Throughout the collection I found that Tollyfield was able to craft poems that were immediately immersive and evocative … [A collection] that entices you back’ – LoveReading UK ambassador

Read amazing professional reviews of Brixton Nights by Amy Tollyfield here:

Video: Denise Tollyfield, 2022
Video: Olympia Publishers
Photo: Simon Holliday, 2021
Photo: Author’s own, 2023

Video: Amy Tollyfield

Kirkus Reviews, the leading book recommendation site in America, have
referred to Brixton Nights by Amy Tollyfield as ‘outstanding’ in a social media post of theirs
and have called the book one of the LGBTQ books to ‘keep reading … once Pride month is over’
(June 2022, http://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/indie-pride-picks-queer-leads-vivid-locations)

Praise for Brixton Nights by Amy Tollyfield
(**OUT NOW**):

‘Tollyfield writes this elegant novella with intricate detail and grace … This perceptive and deeply human account of Chris’s emotional journey will keep readers engrossed’ – Publishers Weekly

‘[Tollyfield]’s prose is evocative and atmospheric … An authenticity and pathos that resonate. A meandering but often affecting tale of ties that bind—and leave deep marks’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘A powerful and enticing realist novella’ – LoveReading UK





Website header image: Author’s own, 2022

‘Amy Tollyfield’ and the domain of ‘www.amytollyfield.com’ and its sub-pages refer to the UK-based author and poet of the same name. ‘www.brixtonnights.com’ and its sub-pages have been created to promote and celebrate Amy’s third book and first novella, Brixton Nights, which is **OUT NOW** and published by Olympia Publishers, London. Amy is unaffiliated with any third parties bar her publishers, http://www.olympiapublishers.com. Any third parties featured on this website and its sub-pages have been credited accordingly. If you would like to get in touch for any reason then please use the contact page on this website which may be reached using the following link: http://www.brixtonnights.com/contact. Thank you

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