Liz Hyder

Liz Hyder is a writer of true courage.

David Almond

Bearmouth

Pushkin Press / Hardback / 19 September 2019 / £12.99

When I sees him later, at end time after shifts, they hav slit his nose. The ryte nostril. Like they always do. See if yore man enuff to work. We all got the scar. Tis how you kno yore a Bearmouth boy.

Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labour, the sunlit world above the mine a distant memory. Reward will come in the next life with the benevolence of the Mayker. Newt accepts everything, that is until the mysterious Devlin arrives. Newt is soon looking at Bearmouth with a fresh perspective – questioning the system and setting in motion a change of events that could destroy their entire world.

In this powerful and brilliantly original debut novel, friendship creates strength, courage is hard-won and hope is the path to freedom.

About Liz

Liz Hyder is a writer, creative workshop leader and freelance arts PR Consultant. She has been part of Writing West Midlands’s Room 204 writer development programme since 2016. In early 2018, she won The Bridge Award/Moniack Mhor's Emerging Writer Award. Bearmouth is her first novel.

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