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Claire North - Author

About the 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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84K 'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

84K 'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

Author: Claire North Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2018

'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN 'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow *CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD* From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . . Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for 84K: 'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist 'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian 'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine 'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst 'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times

84K 'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

84K 'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

Author: Claire North Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2018

'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN 'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow *CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD* From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . . Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for Claire North: 'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian 'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent 'Ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times 'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

84K 'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

84K 'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

Author: Claire North Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2018

'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN 'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow *CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD* From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . . Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for 84K: 'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist 'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian 'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine 'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst 'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times

The End of the Day shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year 2017

The End of the Day shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year 2017

Author: Claire North Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017*** 'Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times 'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4 'Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful' Kirkus Sooner or later, death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie. Charlie meets everyone - but only once. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this is going to be the most important meeting of your life. The End of the Day is the stunning new story from Claire North, the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. 'Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer' Locus 'Every one of the chapters is shaped with philosophical panache' Guardian 'Compelling . . . keeps the surprises coming until the very end' San Francisco Chronicle

End of the Day

End of the Day

Author: Claire North Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2017

At the end of the day, Death visits everyone. Right before that, Charlie does.You might meet him in a hospital, in a warzone, or at the scene of a traffic accident.Then again, you might meet him at the North Pole - he gets everywhere, our Charlie.Would you shake him by the hand, take the gift he offers, or would you pay no attention to the words he says?Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. He never knows which.The End of the Day is the stunning new novel by Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

Master

Master

Author: Claire North Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Gamehouse is an unusual institution. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun.But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .And now, the ultimate player is about to step forward.

Serpent

Serpent

Author: Claire North Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

In seventeenth century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse. There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun.But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . a league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. It is a league where Capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on a scale as big as the British Isles.Not everyone proves worthy of competing in the higher league. But one woman who is about to play may just exceed everyone's expectations.Though she must always remember: the higher the stakes, the more deadly the rules . . .

Thief

Thief

Author: Claire North Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Gameshouse is an unusual institution. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun.But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .In 1930s Bangkok, one higher league player has just been challenged to a game of hide and seek. The board is all of Thailand - and the seeker will use any means possible to hunt down his quarry - be it police, government, strangers or even spies . . .

First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Author: Claire North Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2014

SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME.Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "e;I nearly missed you, Doctor August,"e; she says. "e;I need to send a message."e;This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

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