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The nightjar
Deborah Hewitt
Paperback / softback
Pan Books
UK Publication Date

To achieve the incredible
she must attempt the impossible

All her life, Alice has been haunted by visions of birds. But when the mysterious Crowley appears at Alice's door, he reveals she's been seeing nightjars - the miraculous birds which guard our souls. And a shadowy faction wants to use her rare gift to hunt the magically gifted.

Forced to go on the run, Alice follows Crowley to an incredible alternate London, to hone her talents. But can she trust him? Alice must risk everything as she navigates a dangerous world of magic, marvels and death cults.

Exciting, vivid and enthralling - The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt will take the reader on a journey involving betrayal, twisted loyalties, magic and the powerful ties of friendship.

'I thoroughly enjoyed this' - Genevieve Cogman

'The wildly imaginative Hewitt is a writer to watch' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Deborah lives in the UK, somewhere south of Glasgow and north of London. She's the proud owner of two brilliant boys and one very elderly dog. When she's not writing, she can be found watching her boys play football in a muddy field, or teaching in her classroom. Occasionally she cooks. Her family wishes she wouldn't. The Nightjar is her first book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. The compelling plot and original mythological elements kept me gripped
Genevieve Cogman

It's a delight to explore the Rookery alongside Alice as she discovers her unusual powers and races to save her friend. The wildly imaginative Hewitt is a writer to watch
Publishers Weekly starred review

Easily one of my favourite books of the last few years . . . bittersweet yet beautiful

The plot explodes off the page . . . I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a flight of fancy

An absolutely compelling read that I just couldn't put down


Hewitt's prose is fluid, engaging and often lush


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