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Iain Pears

An inventive, captivating and richly imagined new novel from bestselling writer Iain Pears. The novel will also be published as an interactive app.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571301577
Date Published
02.06.2016
Delivery
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Summary

Three interlocking worlds. Four people looking for answers.

April, 1960: In the cellar of a professor’s house in Oxford, fifteen-year-old Rosie goes in search of a missing cat — and instead finds herself in a different world.

Anterwold is a sun-drenched land of storytellers and prophecies. But is this world real — and what happens if Rosie decides to stay?

Meanwhile, a rebellious scientist is trying to prove that time does not even exist — with potentially devastating consequences.

As the three worlds come together, one question arises: who controls the future — or the past…?

Critic Reviews

A tour de force of imagination.

FT
Critic Reviews

The finest pure storyteller working in popular fiction.

Malcolm Gladwell
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A near-perfect take on the perils of a parallel universe.

Independent
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Ambitious, amusing and very readable.

Spectator
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A pleasure to read . . . Captivating.

Sydney Morning Herald
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A rollicking good read.

Metro
IainPears

Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio and Stone’s Fall. He has also written several highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles…

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