Danny, a naive country boy, receives a placement in a college in London to study Biological Science. Danny lives with his mother and sister as his father left when he was a young boy.
Danny gets a taste of London life when he goes in search of accommodation with his friend Robbie. Danny and Robbie view a house and experience a side of life they were unaware of. When Danny meets Sarah he moves in with her and another flat mate John.
Danny takes to London life with full eagerness and soon begins a relationship with Sarah. His adventures lead him to experience the wide breadth of society, but after a while Danny and Sarah's relationship struggles.
Danny, finding the balance of life hard to cope with, is suddenly forced to go home when he finds out his mother is ill. He and his sister Melanie experience the passing of his mother and how they will both cope with life on their own.
On his return to London Danny finds out that his student house has been burgled. He continues to struggle with his studies and keeping his stale relationship with Sarah going. Danny turns to drink to help him cope and meets Chloe.
Danny's relationship with Chloe grows as quickly as his relationship with Sarah fades when he visits his sister, who has moved to Yorkshire to live with their Grandmother. On returning to London he finds he has been burgled again.
On spending more time with Chloe Danny discovers some startling secrets about her and from a chance meeting with Sarah a shocking discovery about their past! As the academic year ends Danny reflects on his experiences and comes to realize, there's more to life!
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting readByKindle Customeron 3 January 2013Format: Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseFor a first novel this makes for an interesting read.
It's a gripping story and keeps you wondering what will happen next and makes you read until the end just to find out.
Well done Philip on having your first book published. 5.0 out of 5 starsGripping storyBygerty81on 3 January 2013Format: Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseExcellent book. Managed to read it in a few hours as I was so gripped by it. Would love to read more stories to continue the story of Dannys life and maybe explore the lives of the other characters in a bit more depth. 5.0 out of 5 starsAn Excellent read - THERE'S MORE TO LIFEByLarryon 21 December 2012Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase'There's More To Life' by Philip R Harrison is a superb book about student Danny Butcher
and his many challenges as a student from Devon, west of England.
His many problems and resolutions make fascinating reading.
Read all about 1990's student Danny and rekindle your own
memories of student life.
For me this is a 'Can't put dowm' book
L P H west Hampstead 4.0 out of 5 starsFrom one bookworm to others..ByV Sadleron 28 December 2012Format: Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseThis book is well worth reading.. it gives great insight to the world of a young man who was essentially a country bumpkin before moving to London and college.. Raw stuff but felt very real life..Gave it 4 stars because it kept me gripped from beginning to end.. 5.0 out of 5 starsEvocativeByPaulon 8 January 2013Format: Kindle EditionEvocativlely written, "There's More To Life" is an admirable first novel by Philip R Harrison. Philip deftly handles his narrative with ease and assurance, delivering a protagonist who faces up to the challenges of modern life with a knowing combination of warmth, wit and gritty realism. Philips strongest point is his descriptive prowess, the reader is immersed into a world of dilemmas. Often painfully funny, often bleakly cynical, "There's More To Life," is a life-affirming step into the unforgiving world of adolescence. 5.0 out of 5 starsReview of there's more to lifeByLee ranceon 28 December 2012Format: Kindle EditionThis book is well written and if you like 50 shades of grey then you will like this book :) I look forward to the next instalment of Danny the main characters life.