Inspired by a real-life green garden consultancy, run by Transition, Southampton, this eco-themed rom-com artfully combines comedy, fiction, gardening, romance and science.

Tim – the unlikely hero – is fifty, single and trapped in a job he despises. In a desperate quest to find love and meaning, Tim transforms himself into Habitat Man, an eco-friendly 21st century superhero who endeavours to rescue the planet through a combination of wildlife gardening, composting toilets, bird psychology and green funerals. When Tim accidentally digs up the body of the fabled guerrilla knitter in a back garden, his struggle for a better future becomes threatened by secrets from his past. Tim’s crises mirror those faced by the planet, and his sharing-economy, costing-for-nature policies offer hope for us all.

This charming rom-com is set in Southampton, featuring local places, projects and characters, from the Wizard of Woolston who wants a habitat for bats and frogs, to the Highfield polyamorist.

Published by Habitat Press and available to buy in paperback at £9.99 from October Books, Southampton, and on request from other bookshops, and Amazon. Also available on Audible and from most eBook retailers at £3.99. 

D.A. Baden has 6 copies of the eBook to give away to Discover readers!

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