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Claire North - Author


Claire North is a pseudonym for British author Catherine Webb. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was her first novel published under the Claire North name, and was one of the fastest-selling new SFF titles of the last ten years. It was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club promotions. Her next novel Touch was published in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and was described by the Independent as 'little short of a masterpiece'. Catherine currently works as a theatre lighting designer and is a fan of big cities, urban magic, Thai food and graffitispotting. She lives in London.

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If you like Claire North you might also like to read books by Lauren Beukes, Dean Koontz and Michael Marshall.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Claire North

The End of the Day by Claire North
The End of the Day
Claire North
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Charlie just happens to be the harbinger of death. He never wanted the job, but he had no choice in the matter. His headquarters are in Milton Keynes and he is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Claire North
Claire North has made a quick and special reputation as an author who writes speculative thrillers that, via the experience of a sympathetically and closely drawn central character, examine an aspect of how we see or interact with the world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Touch by Claire North
Touch
Claire North
Young adult writer Catherine Webb was also known to pen great fantasy adventures as Kate Griffin, but the revelation she was also Claire North, author of last year's unique The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, was a major...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
Touch by Claire North
Touch
Claire North
Maxim Jakubowski February 2015 Highly Recommended. Young adult writer Catherine Webb was also known to pen great fantasy adventures as Kate Griffin, but the revelation she was also Claire North, author of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. In her recent and rightly praised Life After Life, Kate Atkinson revisited the eternal theme of 'what would you do if you could live again?'. Not a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. In her recent and rightly praised Life After Life, Kate Atkinson revisited the eternal theme of 'what would you do if you could live again?'. Not a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/04/2014

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