Finding the perfect Christmas present for a golf-lover can be hard, but now help is at hand from the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.

‘Open Links’, a “witty page-turner” by the comedian Dominic Holland, is on sale for Christmas and all proceeds are going to Anthony Nolan to help save the lives of people with blood cancer.

And the novel – which is set at the Open Championship - offers golf fans a final opportunity to enjoy the commentary of Peter Alliss and his BBC colleagues who feature heavily in the book.

‘Open Links’ was the first ever e-novel to be published by a charity and is now also available as a paperback, for just £6.99.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds from this innovative celebrity and charity collaboration go to Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register, meaning that everyone who buys it this Christmas is supporting a great cause.

The novel is a life-affirming story of hope, family and endeavour; a fairy-tale that will resonate with everyone, but particularly those who still dare to dream.

Telling the story of a journeyman professional golfer who has the round of his career on the greatest stage of them all, it features cameos from the real stars the game, famous names in the media and a very special young fan, whose tale emerges as the most important of all.

It takes only four to five hours to read – the same amount of time it usually takes to donate your stem cells or to play a round of golf.

Dominic said: “It’s quite amazing to think that, in the time it takes to read ‘Open Links’, you could donate lifesaving stem cells and cure someone of blood cancer.
“Being able to save someone's life is remarkable and a privilege and that’s why Anthony Nolan deserves our support and our thanks."

To purchase a hardcopy of the book, visit or go to Amazon to buy an e-edition.

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