The Kindness of Time

We are delighted to announce that Alexis Krite, David Reading and Max Bevan have released a book of 30 short stories under the title of ‘The Kindness of Time’, with all profits from the sale of the book coming to Challengers. 

This diverse collection of tales includes a wide variety of themes – including crime, mystery, humor, the supernatural and the struggles of ordinary people. There is the story of the young librarian named Robert, anxious and withdrawn, who is unexpectedly given a chance to find happiness; the ten-year-old girl named October who, out of the blue, discovers the answer to a tragic family mystery; the two conmen whose get-rich-quick scheme doesn’t go as planned; the conspiracy theorist who goes off the rails after meeting the nurse with translucent skin; and a host of other characters. 

David suggested Challengers because he has seen first-hand the work we provide for local disabled children and young people. His daughter, Emma, worked for Challengers for several years from the summer of 2009 and his other daughter, Sophie, is now an Operations Manager.  All three authors knew each other from their time living in Guildford. Therefore, having decided which local charity to support, the three of them began writing during lockdown. 

Alexis Krite
David Reading
Max Bevan

“I know what a brilliant charity Challengers is, so it was natural we should choose them as the focus of the project. We enjoyed writing the book immensely and it was very therapeutic during a time when the pandemic was causing so much pain and anxiety.” 

David Reading

To order a copy of the book please email with Book Order in the subject line. Please include the number of books you would like, your full name, delivery address and preferred payment method: BACS or PayPal.

The cost per book is £9.95 plus £3.60 postage and packing. To avoid postage and packing costs, delivery could be arranged in the Guildford area – call David Reading on 01252 345538 or 07904 979562.