Wakenhyrst: An Evening with Michelle Paver

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

Time: 18:30
General Admission: £6
Book & Admission: £17
Tickets available here.

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.

By the bestselling author of DARK MATTER and THIN AIR comes an outstanding new piece of story-telling. WAKENHYRST is a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror and has been rated a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.

Hatchards are delighted to be hosting Michelle Paver for a thrilling presentation on the workings of this new story.

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