Monday, November 26, 2007

Buy Each Day A Small Victory for Christmas

Each Day A Small Victory is a fabulous read and gift for Christmas.
Jake Arnott describes the book as "Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows."

Shooting Times says: "an entertainingly adult take on a year in the life of a key member fo the Blood and Guts crew."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Right on Target

Shooting and Conservation magazine has just published a great review for Each Day A Small Victory in the September issue.

"Beatrix Potter meets the Kray Brothers – At last someone has had the guts – and there are plenty of guts spread about these pages – to tell it how it is in the countryside; kill or be killed. Death is unsentimental, bloody and inevitable. The day-to-day struggle for survival through the seasons is gripping and hugely entertaining. " Shooting and Conservation Magazine.

Join us this Wednesday 12th September at 6:30 for a book signing at the Pan Bookshop, Fulham Road, London.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Join us in celebrating the publication of Each Day A Small Victory

'Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows.'~ Jake Arnott

Please join Can of Worms Press in celebrating the publication and release from captivity of British Comedy Award winner, Chips Hardy’s debut novel,
Each Day A Small Victory at:

Crockatt & Powell Bookshop on Thursday 6th September
6:00pm – 9:00pm for drinks, book signings and chatter
119 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1

The Open Book on Monday 10th September
6:00pm – 9:00pm for drinks, book signings and chatter
10, King Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1ND

The Pan Bookshop on Wednesday 12th September
6:30pm – 9:00pm for drinks, book signings and chatter
158-162 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PG

RSVP: 020 7708 2942 or email:

'The memorable feat of a quirky and engaging imagination.' ~ Sir Roy Strong

Friday, August 10, 2007

'These Animals Ain't Cute' ~

Each Day A Small Victory gets a shot in the arm from Sporting Shooter magazine

Sporting Shooter magazine's editor, James Marchington, has written a marvellous commentary on his blog for Each Day a Small Victory. To read the piece in his blog click here. He will soon be interviewing Chips Hardy for a piece in the magazine.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Robert Lindsay reads 'Keeping Death Off the Road' from Each Day A Small Victory

Robert Lindsay enjoyed reading Each Day A Small Victory so much that he very kindly agreed to record the July chapter: Keeping Death Off the Road to help promote the book.

To listen to Max's midsummer mayhem click here: Keeping Death Off the Road.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Each Day is Beautifully Illustrated by Oscar Grillo

Whilst Each Day A Small Victory is a novel for adults, and a dark one at that - after all it is Rural Noir - it is also illustrated with some wonderfully evocative images by Oscar Grillo.

Friday, June 1, 2007

About Each Day A Small Victory

Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows!” Rural Noir a new genre from Can of Worms:

Each Day a Small Victory contains dateline dispatches from what to passing motorists is a lay-by on an English country road but to the indigenous inhabitants is more like a war zone.

These monthly bulletins of a furred and fanged community describe how they survive with and on each other, recording the differing threats and triumphs that the year brings and the resilience, patience and humour required to get through it.

“All Quiet on the Western Front – with fur!”

Each Day a Small Victory portrays in unfettered language all the drama, beleaguered optimism, muttered jokes and clenched terror that inform the survival and otherwise of its wide cast of characters. Most of them looking over their shoulders. All of them on borrowed time.
How they manage to live alongside each other and how they do it right next to a busy and indifferent human world is a day to day struggle with an entirely different perspective to ours. It’s a struggle constructed of hope, chaos, violence and all kinds of surprises. Some of them pleasant. Most of them lethal.