A crazy, funny, magical-realist coming-of-age novel – featuring the quest of an improbable hero in search of true love and happiness

Suitable for young adults, 13 and over


Mind the GapFighting against incredible odds, Richard Grey’s life from the age of seven is an epic struggle against the eccentric behaviour of people and cats around him, whether at home, at school or in the outside world. In this coming-of-age novel, readers embark on a moving journey, witnessing Richard’s best, heart-felt attempts to survive everyday life. Readers meet a cast of colourful, off the wall characters, discovering how Richard gets through university and becomes a journalist, while searching all the while for true love.


Mind the Gap is George’s first novel under the imprint Evidentia Originals – a series of fiction and non-fiction books. You can buy a copy of Mind the Gap from Amazon in print, as an ebook (Kindle) and as an audio-book (Audible). You can buy it as an ebook from Chapters Indigo, Kobo, OverDrive, Baker & Taylor, Tolino and Barnes & Noble. And you can buy the novel in print from select Montreal bookstores.

Mind the Gap has won the 2020 Reader Views Award for best book of humor/satire in 2019. The Reader Views literary awards are based on the response of independent readers, not literary critics.

The competition is run out of Austin, Texas.

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Book trailer for George Tombs, Mind the Gap from George Tombs – Evidentia Films on Vimeo.