Here is a photograph of Luke in Hong Kong. He was working as a roofer on the new airport and also doing research for his book The Body is a Temple. He then went on to Bangkok continuing his research. Then returning to England and started writing. He had absorbed the essence of these two countries and you can feel the humidity dripping down the walls.
Working Title was interested in buying this book to make a film, they wrote:
Luke’s novel has a great deal going for it. It’s fresh, stylish and atmospheric, with a gripping plot and finely drawn characters. Josh is a great everyman anti-hero and typifies the moral ambivalence – and human contradictions – of the central characters.
The Body is a Temple is available on Amazon. All royalties go into The Luke Bitmead Foundation that will be giving literary prizes in schools as well as supporting adult writers.