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Michelle Paver - Wakenhyrst

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Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester

University Green

146 Oxford Road

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Blackwell's Manchester are proud to announce a delightfully gothic evening on Tuesday 2nd April with Michelle Paver who will be talking about and signing copies of her new adult gothic fiction novel, Wakenhyrst!

About the Book

From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air comes an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.


"Something has been let loose..."

In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened.

Maud's battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen – and the even more nightmarish demons of her father's past. Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl's longing to fly free.

About the author

Born in Malawi to a Belgian mother and a father who ran the tiny 'Nyasaland Times', Michelle moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford University, she became a partner in a big City law firm. She gave up the City to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer.

Successfully published as an adult author, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness ("Wolf Brother") were her first books for younger readers, followed by her brilliant 5-part series set in the bronze age, Gods and Warriors.

On the adult side, her first ghost story, DARK MATTER, was a UK bestseller and won massive praise from reviewers and readers.

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Tickets are £3.00 and include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink plus money off the book on the night.

For more information, or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's events team at manchester@blackwell.co.uk or phone 0161 274 3331

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