Open Links

All proceeds go to Anthony Nolan

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A brilliant hard to put down book

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A brilliant hard to put down book. All for a great cause as well. The main character in the book gives us all hope with our golf!…and the back stories of the other characters keeps you wanting more and more.

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You can buy this directly from The Brothers Trust website just click here – remember every penny goes directly to  the Anthony Nolan charity, saving lives of people with blood cancer.

Open Links is a novel like no other – a book that can literally save lives. it was first published in 2014 by The Anthony Nolan Trust with all proceeds going to their efforts fighting blood cancer. Anthony Nolan has the world’s largest register of bone marrow donors and every year they match many hundreds of people suffering with blood cancer and give them a vital chance of life.

Their equation is a simple one; the more people on their register, the more people that they can save. And for this to happen requires two things – people like Tom, Sam and Harry who are willing to join this life saving register (info at anthonynolan.org) and the funds of course. It costs Anthony Nolan £40 to collect and process each new stem cell donor, so roughly speaking, every four copies of Open Links that we sell will pay for a new donor and potential life saver. Each year, Anthony Nolan matches on average 1300 patients with stem cell donors from all over the world. Mums, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles… all with a chance of life that they would not have without the sterling efforts of this charity.

Open Links has been updated and is being published by The Brothers Trust. Our Trust is meeting all printing costs of the novel and so every penny raised from the sales will be collected and donated to the Antony Nolan Trust.

It is a fun story which we hope that you will enjoy – but no matter, since buying the book alone is a great gesture and contribution to a noble cause. Thank you for your support.

A small caveat to end…

Although a fairytale story – because Dominic has set this novel in the world of professional sport – there is some colourful language in some of the dialogue, so please be warned. Nothing gratuitous or worse than you might hear in normal life but vernacular all the same.

Reviews

Maria O'S

“I was a bit skeptical – but I loved it!”

As I have never played golf I was a bit skeptical of reading Open Links, but thought I’d give it a go as the money went to a great cause (Anthony Nolan). But I loved it! Ricky Randal captured my heart from the first page, and the story just kept getting better with each character being introduced.  This book is an easy heartwarming read for golfers or non golfers alike.

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“I was a bit skeptical – but I loved it!”

As I have never played golf I was a bit skeptical of reading Open Links, but thought I’d give it a go as the money went to a great cause (Anthony Nolan). But I loved it! Ricky Randal captured my heart from the first page, and the story just kept getting better with each character being introduced.  This book is an easy heartwarming read for golfers or non golfers alike.

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Maria O'S

Marina C

“I just couldn’t put it down”

Open links was such an amazing book. I just couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want it to end. This book has it all, it’s such a heartwarming book, it brought tears into my eyes, Mr Holland is by far the best novelist ever.

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“I just couldn’t put it down”

Open links was such an amazing book. I just couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want it to end. This book has it all, it’s such a heartwarming book, it brought tears into my eyes, Mr Holland is by far the best novelist ever.

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Marina C

Jessica H

“I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book”

Open links is truly the best book I’ve ever read. As a 16 year old girl with no interest in golf and most of the time never finishes an entire book, I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book within the first few pages, it is truly amazing and such a heart warming story. I will definitely be reading this again!

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“I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book”

Open links is truly the best book I’ve ever read. As a 16 year old girl with no interest in golf and most of the time never finishes an entire book, I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book within the first few pages, it is truly amazing and such a heart warming story. I will definitely be reading this again!

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Jessica H

Sabrina E

“One of the most beautiful books…”

I just finished Open Links and it’s easily one of the most beautiful books, storywise, I’ve read so far. The plot has an interesting sequence and therefore makes the reading even more thrilling. To sum it up; I laughed, I cried and at some points I was very worried and nervous but most importantly, I very much enjoyed this book, even though I’ve never watched or played golf. I might change that. Thank you, Mr Holland, The Brothers Trust and Anthony Nolan.

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“One of the most beautiful books…”

I just finished Open Links and it’s easily one of the most beautiful books, storywise, I’ve read so far. The plot has an interesting sequence and therefore makes the reading even more thrilling. To sum it up; I laughed, I cried and at some points I was very worried and nervous but most importantly, I very much enjoyed this book, even though I’ve never watched or played golf. I might change that. Thank you, Mr Holland, The Brothers Trust and Anthony Nolan.

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Sabrina E

Kat F

“I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read”

As my only knowledge of golf is in the form of crazy, the title to this book did not catch my eye, it was purely the fact that I knew my £10 would be going to a fantastic cause, The Anthony Nolan Trust. That said, I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read – luckily that’s quite a few! A short story into a world I have never delved but couldn’t surface from until I turned the last page, Open Links is a must read for every book lover.

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“I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read”

As my only knowledge of golf is in the form of crazy, the title to this book did not catch my eye, it was purely the fact that I knew my £10 would be going to a fantastic cause, The Anthony Nolan Trust. That said, I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read – luckily that’s quite a few! A short story into a world I have never delved but couldn’t surface from until I turned the last page, Open Links is a must read for every book lover.

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Kat F

Rachel C

” A really, really great book!”

Sometimes, stories with multiple characters, both good and bad, each with different lifestyles, can be a bit confusing and complicated for me to keep up with. However, Open Links (sorry, I can not italicize the title) intertwines all of its characters beautifully, and was really easy to understand. The circumstances of Ricky were really quirky and funny, and written in such a way that it seemed like it was something that could actually happen to an old professional golfer. Speaking of golf, this book has actually created a golf fan out of me, something I once thought impossible. It really is an exciting, difficult, and captivating sport.”Chapter Sixteen” and beyond really sold it for me. It was really touching, and I honestly can’t put into words how it made me feel, so I’ll just say it made me feel elated. It’s great to see someone as ordinary as Ricky touching so many people’s lives, and in turn, some of them affecting his life as well. It makes the reader feel like they can accomplish something just as special, or it did for this reader.The novel even inspired me to find a way to register for stem cells/bone marrow, etc. donation in the US (according to their website, the Anthony Nolan register is exclusive to those living outside of the UK, which I didn’t know). I know that your book inspired so many people to do the same, and/or to make monetary donations. I’ve just started Eclipsed (yet again, it should be italicized), and the rest of your books are on my list.
Thank you so much for writing!

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” A really, really great book!”

Sometimes, stories with multiple characters, both good and bad, each with different lifestyles, can be a bit confusing and complicated for me to keep up with. However, Open Links (sorry, I can not italicize the title) intertwines all of its characters beautifully, and was really easy to understand. The circumstances of Ricky were really quirky and funny, and written in such a way that it seemed like it was something that could actually happen to an old professional golfer. Speaking of golf, this book has actually created a golf fan out of me, something I once thought impossible. It really is an exciting, difficult, and captivating sport.”Chapter Sixteen” and beyond really sold it for me. It was really touching, and I honestly can’t put into words how it made me feel, so I’ll just say it made me feel elated. It’s great to see someone as ordinary as Ricky touching so many people’s lives, and in turn, some of them affecting his life as well. It makes the reader feel like they can accomplish something just as special, or it did for this reader.The novel even inspired me to find a way to register for stem cells/bone marrow, etc. donation in the US (according to their website, the Anthony Nolan register is exclusive to those living outside of the UK, which I didn’t know). I know that your book inspired so many people to do the same, and/or to make monetary donations. I’ve just started Eclipsed (yet again, it should be italicized), and the rest of your books are on my list.
Thank you so much for writing!

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Rachel C

Shannon R

” Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes”

At first I was skeptical about reading Open Links as I know nothing about golf but the money was going towards a good cause and I’d recently started up a book club society at my university to immerse myself in other genres. And I must say- I’ve never read a book where the protagonist shits themself before the first chapter. Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes; while I usually I’m good at predicting plot twists I just couldn’t see where this one was going! I also know nothing about golf and yet not even halfway through the book I had my fingers crossed for Ricky to hit a birdie or even an eagle. 10/10, also works as a great way to avoid uni coursework.

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” Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes”

At first I was skeptical about reading Open Links as I know nothing about golf but the money was going towards a good cause and I’d recently started up a book club society at my university to immerse myself in other genres. And I must say- I’ve never read a book where the protagonist shits themself before the first chapter. Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes; while I usually I’m good at predicting plot twists I just couldn’t see where this one was going! I also know nothing about golf and yet not even halfway through the book I had my fingers crossed for Ricky to hit a birdie or even an eagle. 10/10, also works as a great way to avoid uni coursework.

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Shannon R

Jenessa W

“I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links”

Now I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links. I honestly got so nervous at the end, hoping that he’d end on a good note. I found it interesting that there were so many different characters who seemed to have nothing in common but end up having major impacts on each other’s lives. Also I’m not entirely sure why but I found the part of “the driver of an empty golf buggy, who had some explaining to do” very amusing, I literally laughed out loud while reading. I would definitely recommend reading this book and I will be reading more books by Dominic Holland!

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“I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links”

Now I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links. I honestly got so nervous at the end, hoping that he’d end on a good note. I found it interesting that there were so many different characters who seemed to have nothing in common but end up having major impacts on each other’s lives. Also I’m not entirely sure why but I found the part of “the driver of an empty golf buggy, who had some explaining to do” very amusing, I literally laughed out loud while reading. I would definitely recommend reading this book and I will be reading more books by Dominic Holland!

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Jenessa W

Solveig

“The story got me hooked from page one”

Not beeing that familiar with the noble game of golf and reading in a foreign language (I`m norwegian) I feared I`d have a hard time reading “Open Links” Not the case at all – the story got me hooked from page one and I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours. It`s a wonderful story, beautifully told in a language which paints you pictures as you follow Ricky around the golf course. It`s almost made me want to try golf! A wonderful and warm book, really glad I got to read this.

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“The story got me hooked from page one”

Not beeing that familiar with the noble game of golf and reading in a foreign language (I`m norwegian) I feared I`d have a hard time reading “Open Links” Not the case at all – the story got me hooked from page one and I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours. It`s a wonderful story, beautifully told in a language which paints you pictures as you follow Ricky around the golf course. It`s almost made me want to try golf! A wonderful and warm book, really glad I got to read this.

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Solveig

Claire C

“Absolutely loved it”

I purchased Open Links after hearing about it through The Brothers Trust and knowing it was for a great cause… and I’m so glad I did! Absolutely loved it. The characters in this book all come alive off the page. You find yourself genuinely caring about them, and then you can’t stop reading because you need to know what happens next! It made me laugh out loud but also well up with tears, as it’s got such an emotional heart. Don’t be put off thinking it’s all about golf (the little amount I know is just from playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the PS3!) – the sport and setting simply act as a perfect backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy… golf fan or not.

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“Absolutely loved it”

I purchased Open Links after hearing about it through The Brothers Trust and knowing it was for a great cause… and I’m so glad I did! Absolutely loved it. The characters in this book all come alive off the page. You find yourself genuinely caring about them, and then you can’t stop reading because you need to know what happens next! It made me laugh out loud but also well up with tears, as it’s got such an emotional heart. Don’t be put off thinking it’s all about golf (the little amount I know is just from playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the PS3!) – the sport and setting simply act as a perfect backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy… golf fan or not.

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Claire C

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