Deborah Install

Deborah Install

Deborah Install has been writing fiction since childhood, submitting her first book to a publisher at the age of eight. Her love of writing persisted, leading to a number of jobs, including web journalism and her most recent role as copywriter at a design and marketing agency. A ROBOT IN THE GARDEN came about while caring for her new baby. She lives in Birmingham UK with her husband, toddler and affectionate but imperious cat. 

"Deborah Install has created a robot to remember! A most unusual and delightful book." —Alexander McCall Smith


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Deborah's debut novel A Robot In The Garden, is now out from Sourcebooks:

What would you do if you found a robot in your back garden? For 34-year-old Ben Chambers the answer is obvious: find out where it came from and return it home, even if it means losing his wife in the process. Determined to achieve something for once in his life, Ben embarks on a journey that takes him and the endearing robot Tang to the far side of the globe...and back again. Along the way he begins to change, subtly at first, and then in ways that only become clear on his return to the house he’s always lived in.

Funny, touching, charming, wise and a bit magical, this is a novel that explores what it is to be a man, a sentient being and a parent. A Robot In The Garden is a gem of a first novel, perfect for anyone, male or female, who has ever found it difficult to connect with the world.