Rotherweird: Rotherweird Book I

Andrew Caldecott


. . Welcome to Rotherweird.    ‘A remarkable achievement’ Sunday Independent ‘Compelling’ Guardian

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Quercus Publishing
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A secret so dark is must never be rediscovered. A town where nobody can study its history. Now an Outsider has come – and his presence could upset everything . . . Welcome to Rotherweird.

‘A book with special and dangerous properties’ Hilary Mantel, bestselling author of Wolf Hall’Enthralling’ M.R. Carey, bestselling author of The Girl With All the Gifts ‘An imaginative tour de force’ The Times1558: Twelve children, gifted far beyond their years, are banished by their Tudor queen to the town of Rotherweird. Some say they are the golden generation; some say the devil’s spawn.

But everyone knows they are something to be revered – and feared. Four and a half centuries on, cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I and still bound by its ancient laws, Rotherweird’s independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history. Then an Outsider arrives, a man of unparalleled wealth and power, enough to buy the whole of Rotherweird – deeply buried secrets and all .

About The Author

Andrew Caldecott (Author) Andrew Caldecott is a QC specialising in media law; he has represented a wide variety of clients, from the BBC and the Guardian to supermodel Naomi Campbell. An occasional playwright, he turned his hand to fiction when, informed by his love of history, which he studied at New College, Oxford, he was seized by the notion of a city-state hiding a cataclysmic secret. Wyntertide continues the story started in Rotherweird. Sasha Laika (Illustrator) Sasha Laika studied figurative art in Moscow, followed by a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in the UK. A London-based artist for the last 10 years, Sasha creates highly intricate works that draw on imagery from mythology, folklore and religious iconography. Her works are inhabited by mystical creatures that morph between human and animal, and exist in transition somewhere between the worlds of fantasy and reality. She considers Rotherweird the perfect subject for her debut work as a book illustrator.

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Weight 336 g
Dimensions 203 × 195 × 31 mm



Quercus Publishing

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Andrew Caldecott

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Sasha Laika

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