BBNYA Spotlight: The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow


Hello, reader!

It’s time for another spotlight tour for one of the semi-finalists of this year’s Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA). I’m so excited to help shine a light on some fantastic indie books. In 2022, BBNYA is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. But perhaps you aren’t familiar with what BBNYA entails, so let me tell you a little about it!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA website or take a peek over on Twitter (@BBNYA_Official). BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Now, let’s get to today’s spotlight post, this one featuring The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow!



  • Title: The Naseby Horses
  • Author: Dominic Brownlow
  • Publication date: December 5th, 2019
  • Publisher: Louise Walters Book
  • Length: 304 pages
  • Genre: Literary Fiction, Mystery
  • Age group: (Upper) Young Adult, Adult

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‘Stunning and original’ The Literary Sofa

Seventeen-year-old Simon’s sister Charlotte is missing. The lonely Fenland village the family recently moved to from London is odd, silent, and mysterious. Simon is epileptic and his seizures are increasing in severity, but when he is told of the local curse of the Naseby Horses, he is convinced it has something to do with Charlotte’s disappearance. Despite resistance from the villagers, the police, and his own family, Simon is determined to uncover the truth, and save his sister.

Under the oppressive Fenland skies and in the heat of a relentless June, Simon’s bond with Charlotte is fierce, all-consuming, and unbreakable; but can he find her? And does she even want to be found?

Drawing on philosophy, science, and the natural world, The Naseby Horses is a moving exploration of the bond between a brother and his sister; of love; and of the meaning of life itself.

‘A novel that blends the supernatural with the psychological in a way that is surprising, subtle, and unexpectedly satisfying.’ Ray Robinson, author of The Mating Habits of Stags

“A tonally assured debut with a powerful understanding of the contradictory emotional forces at play when someone close to you is lost… tense, intriguing, and absorbing” Peter Jinks, author of Hallam Foe

“A riveting debut” S A Harris, author of Haverscoft



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Dominic Brownlow lives near Peterborough with his two children. He lived in London and worked in the music industry as a manager before setting up his own independent label. He now enjoys life in the Fens. The Naseby Horses is his first novel. It was long listed for the Bath Novel Award 2016.

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