A HAMPSHIRE author is supporting independent book shops today  on his book signing tour.

Richard Hardie, below, will be at October Books in Portswood, Southampton to sign copies of his latest book Leap of Faith.

Daily Echo:

The book recently came fourth at the People’s Book Prize Awards and is the first in a series for young adults called Temporal Detective Agency, published by Crooked Cat.

The author from Chandler’s Ford was inspired to write the book after directing a gang show for his community scout group in 2002.

The signing will be from 2pm – 4pm.