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Elspeth Cooper

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Elspeth Cooper was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. Her parents read her Ivanhoe as a bedtime story, which was, she says, their first mistake. An inspired primary school teacher introduced her to Beowulf, and by age 11 she'd worked her way through every book in the house, including her Dad's Penguin Classics editions of The Odyssey and The Iliad. The Lord of the Rings was pretty much a natural progression, and an epic fantasy adventure fan was born.

Elspeth describes herself as a voracious reader, and cites amongst her influences Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Guy Gavriel Kay, Robert Holdstock and Tad Williams. She currently lives in Northumberland with her husband and cats, in a house full of books.

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When I was very small, my favourite place in the world was Dad’s greenhouse. It was an old-fashioned, timber-framed Alton, and I remember it as a place of endless dry warmth, with the cat asleep under the cucumber plants, and air that smelled of paraffin and Jeyes Fluid and long drowsy days.


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Not my usual fare, but a nice change of pace. Good characterisation and voice; a delightful summer read.
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"The beginning caught my attention, and every word after plucked my heartstrings. The ending made me cry like a baby. I'll probably recommend this one to everyone I meet from now on. Love love love love loved it."
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