How to Buy a Planet

by D.A. Holdsworth


It’s the Year 2024. Drowning in debt following the pandemic, the world’s leaders have taken the only logical decision.

They’ve sold the planet.

When Toby, a penniless student, and his two new flatmates find out one morning on TV, they’re surprised to find the Earth’s new alien owners are staggeringly cute and bring the promise of a debt-free future. They’re getting ready to celebrate, when a chance encounter with a mysterious professor reveals the truth. And there’s a glitch: the Earth is about to be destroyed.

SHORTLISTED for The Selfies Fiction Award 2021

‘Totally mesmerising’ – Oxford Daily Info

‘Entertaining and fast-moving’ – Una McCormack, New York Times bestselling author

“This is hilarious. Well-rounded characters, brilliantly written… Can’t wait for the next book.” Susan Smith, Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


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Category: Science Fiction – Adventure



The Zoo of Intelligent Animals

by D.A. Holdsworth


London, 1977.

Year of the Silver Jubilee, Star Wars – and a spate of unexplained disappearances from across the academic world.

Elizabeth Belfort, a young agent with a stellar career and a stale marriage, is urgently dispatched to bring in an elusive government informant.

But she soon finds herself drawn into the mysterious world of this informant and his family as they embark on a rescue mission. New horizons and new loves start to overturn her well-ordered life. Before long, she is travelling across galaxies to confront an alien race, who’ve taken a special interest in planet Earth and its primary intelligent species. They’ve even made a special home for some of them.

In a zoo.

Fast-paced and inventive, ‘The Zoo of Intelligent Animals’ is the prequel to the bestselling ‘How to Buy a Planet’.

“D.A. Holdsworth is an amazing storyteller.” Steve, Goodreads, 5 stars


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