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Polly Clark - Tiger

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University Green

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We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the Manchester launch of Polly Clark's outstanding new novel Tiger. Polly will be talking to Martin Royle, director of Royle Safaris (www.royle-safaris.co.uk) who helped put together Polly's trip to Siberia and is heavily involved in tiger conservation in the region.

Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world's last wildernesses with blistering authenticity.

Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack shatters her ordered world. In her new role as a zookeeper, she confronts a very different ward: an injured wild tiger.

Deep in the Siberian taiga, Tomas, a Russian conservationist, fears that the natural order has toppled. The king tiger has been killed by poachers and a spectacular tigress now patrols his vast territory as her own.

In a winter of treacherous competition, the path of the tigress and her cub crosses with an Udeghe huntress and her daughter. Vengeance must follow, and the fates of both tigers and people are transformed.

Learning of her tiger's past offers Frieda the chance of freedom. Faced with the savage forces of nature, she must trust to her instinct and, like the tiger, find a way to live in the world.

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Polly Clark is the prize-wining author of Larchfield ('Gripping' Margaret Atwood - 'Captivating' Louis de Bernières - 'Magical and transcendent' John Boyne). She has worked as a zookeeper at Edinburgh Zoo, where her fascination with Siberian tigers began. For Tiger she undertook a research trip to the remote Russian taiga, where, in the depths of the Siberian winter, at temperatures of -35C, she learned how to track wild tigers.

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Tickets are £3.00 and include a glass of complimentary wine plus there will be money off the book on the evening.

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