Still-life of a Pandemic

Book 1: Street of the hollow eyes

Ebook, paperback and audiobook (narrated by Peter Stern) published by Riols Quarter.


The date is March 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic is sweeping the world, instigating lockdown in country upon country. Life has suddenly changed, personal freedom is a thing of the past, as friends and extended family are separated through social distancing.

In a small house in ‘the street of the hollow eyes’ lives a family of four in an ordinary neighbourhood trying to get on in these times. Until the extraordinary happens when the father develops a fever…

Described by one reviewer as “heart-rending” and another as “written with pathos and understanding of these unprecedented times”, readers of any age get a unique insider’s view of the trials, kindnesses and poignant dislocation of people caught up in this pandemic.

What do readers say ?

“Brilliant. So accurate to how we’re  feeling. Blown away!” Heidi Flax (South Africa)

“This poem reflects with articulate and painful empathy what so many families have been through.” Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (UK)

“A humane and accessible work which anyone of any age could understand and relate to.” Hilary Tait (UK) 

“A lesson to all those people who don’t take this seriously. It should be read by everyone.” Astrid Kerby (South Africa)

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Peter Stern discusses his work as a voice over artist and how he went about narrating Still-life of a Pandemic: Book 1.

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‘STILL-LIFE OF A PANDEMIC: BOOK 1’ BY BRANDON BROLL can be purchased in various formats at Amazon, Kindle and Audible. 

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Published by Riols Quarter Ltd, 85 Great Portland Street,
London W1W 7LT. Company: 12673832.
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