"Forever Is Over" is a story of love, laughter and loss. It is set in Ormskirk, Lancashire from the 1980s to the present days and is the story of the life of Richie Billingham. In the opening Chapter, we find Richie terminally ill, but the story is then told by several characters, as his life and loves are pieced together.
The book was written to appeal to both males and females. Fictional lives are mixed with real life events as football, gambling, sex, violence, relationships and growing up, all form part of the plot.
"From crying (which I did a lot of reading this - well not crying exactly but proper sobbing) to laughing out loud this book has it all. The characters are compelling... and...if you were brought up in the 70's/80's you will relate even more to this book! A definite must read and a book you will not be able to put down - brilliant! "
**one of the book's 5* reviews from Rachel Goodwin **
The novel was initially inspired by the song “Sunny Road” by Emiliana Torrini.
About the Author
Calvin Wade was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire in 1971. He studied Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 1992. On graduation, he worked in a record shop for eighteen months to fund a backpacking trip around the world. Since returning from his travels, his working life has been in the mortgage industry, working for Alliance & Leicester, Yorkshire Building Society and Birmingham Midshires. During this period, he has run three London Marathons and one in New York. His first London Marathon was run in a fancy dress house where he was narrowly beaten by an apple, a banana and a pear. In 2006, he wrote a five minute monologue for BBC Radio Five Live entitled, "I Hate Football" which was performed by Johnny Vegas. It first aired in June 2006 and was repeated on a Christmas Day special. Forever Is Over is his first novel. Calvin Wade is married to Alison and has two sons, Bradley and Joel.