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Announcing an extraordinary release for 2014: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

We’re delighted to reveal the cover for a truly exceptional book that we’ll be releasing worldwide next year – one unlike anything you have ever read before, and set to be one of our biggest launches in 2014. And it starts with an ending.

Book cover for the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.

Until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message. It has come down from child to adult, child to adult, passed back through generations from a thousand years forward in time. The message is that the world is ending, and we cannot prevent it. So now it’s up to you.’

This is the extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character – a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time.

Claire North is a pseudonym for an acclaimed British author who has previously published several novels. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is released worldwide on 8th April next year.

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  1. Carole-Ann

    September 6, 2013
    at 1:01 pm

    OMG – sounds incredibly intriguing :)

    I don’t usually like ‘dire, depressing’ stories, but this one may be the one which ‘works’!! (OK, children’s involvement usually makes me shiver, but I’m willing to be ‘chilled’!)


  2. Lid. Paris

    September 19, 2013
    at 12:13 pm

    As the Dutch publisher of this novel I can only say: every word written here is true. Two colleagues were reading the manuscript along with me and we kept texting one another constantly. The fab thing is that the book gains pace when you near the ending and that the race against time is played out in such an enormously clever way. And although you have read the ending on the first page you cannot forsee the lines coming together in the last chapters. Need I keep going on? This is a book to love as a reader, to think about a lot after having read it and to give to your friends to read and then talk about it together. Enjoy!! Lid. Paris, publisher at Nieuw Amsterdam Publishers, Amsterdam.

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