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9781473636491

The Countenance Divine - SLD

The Countenance Divine - SLD

by Michael Hughes

Publisher John Murray

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About the book

'Michael Hughes writes like a brilliant cross between David Mitchell and Hilary Mantel' Toby Litt

In 1999 a programmer is trying to fix the millennium bug, but can't shake the sense he's been chosen for something.

In 1888 five women are brutally murdered in the East End by a troubled young man in thrall to a mysterious master.

In 1777 an apprentice engraver called William Blake has a defining spiritual experience; thirteen years later this vision returns.

And in 1666 poet and revolutionary John Milton completes the epic for which he will be remembered centuries later.

But where does the feeling come from that the world is about to end?

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About the Author

Michael Hughes

Hughes was born and raised in the border town of Keady in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. After a degree in English at Oxford University, he trained at the Lecoq Theatre School in Paris, and he has worked for many years as an actor, under the professional name Michael Colgan. He has also worked in film production and script development.

He completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, followed by a PhD at London Metropolitan University, where he taught both Creative Writing and English Literature. He has also taught Creative Writing as a Visiting Lecturer at Roehampton University and the University of Hertfordshire. Before joining Queen Mary, he was Lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast.

His first novel The Countenance Divine was published by John Murray in 2016, and was followed by Country in 2018, also from John Murray, which won the London Hellenic Prize, and was shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature. It was chosen as a Book of the Year in the Guardian, TLS and New Statesman.

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