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Kester Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of color. She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius. As a wanton nomad she and her husband are unsure which country they currently reside in but they can generally be found surrounded by their fiendish pack of cats and dogs.

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Kester Grant I had just watched the new Jungle Book film (which I loved) and was struck by how Mowgli (naive vulnerable human) in a dangerous (jungle) full of crea…moreI had just watched the new Jungle Book film (which I loved) and was struck by how Mowgli (naive vulnerable human) in a dangerous (jungle) full of creatures trying to kill him is a lot like Oliver Twist (naive vulnerable child) suddenly thrown into a dangerous criminal world... which is a lot like Cosette, suddenly thrown into the Thenardiers criminal world - in Hugo's book, Thenardier is a thief and part of a gang of burglars. That thought collided with my life-long love for Eponine, and belief that her character (a self educated literate thief) was wasted in favour of Cosette and Marius's annoying love story.

I had always thought it weird that two girls who grew up together in a poverty stricken criminal family would years later on meeting have so little interaction save a passing line 'we were girls together she and I' (probably misquoting). I saw these two girls, naive Cosette and street-smart cat-burglar Eponine, under the same roof, I saw a complicated and realistic female relationship played out before the backdrop of a very dangerous jungle-like criminal underworld and the idea for ACOM sprang (like Athena) straight from there almost entirely formed as to world, characters, relationships and plots for several books.(less)
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In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city’s criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister C

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To celebrate TCOM debuting at #3 on the Sunday Times Bestsellers list I’m giving away:

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“This is how it started;
with a sister weeping in her bed;
a child so terrified she sold herself to a thief;
a girl so lovely, the world went to war to possess her”
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“Do not cry for me, I am already dead."
"No, not dead, the dead at least are free.”
Kester Grant, The Court of Miracles

“He is the hunting song calling through the night.
The broken boy beneath the lash.
It ends where it begins.
It begins with him.”
Kester Grant, The Court of Miracles

“This is how it started;
with a sister weeping in her bed;
a child so terrified she sold herself to a thief;
a girl so lovely, the world went to war to possess her”
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“With the days given me, I will shake the world, or perish in the attempt.”
Kester Grant, Goldenpaw

“He is the hunting song calling through the night.
The broken boy beneath the lash.
It ends where it begins.
It begins with him.”
Kester Grant, The Court of Miracles

“Do not cry for me, I am already dead."
"No, not dead, the dead at least are free.”
Kester Grant, The Court of Miracles

“This is how it started, 
with a sister weeping in her bed, 
a child so terrified she sold herself to a thief, 
a girl so lovely, the world went to war to possess her”
Kester Grant

“This is how it started;
with a sister weeping in her bed;
a child so terrified she sold herself to a thief;
a girl so lovely, the world went to war to possess her”
Kester Grant, The Court of Miracles




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