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The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands with Sarah Brooks

19 June @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands with Sarah Brooks

Mr B‘s are thrilled to welcome Sarah Brooks to discuss her captivating novel, The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands. This wildly imaginative novel propels you back to the golden age of steam, with fantastical twists aplenty.

Sarah will be in conversation with a friend of the shop Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree StreetThe Half Life of Valery KThe Mars House and more.

About the Book:

It is said there is a price that every passenger must pay. A price beyond the cost of a ticket. It is the end of the 19th Century and the world is awash with marvels.

But there is nothing so marvellous as the Wastelands: a terrain of terrible miracles that lies between Beijing and Moscow. Nothing touches this abandoned wilderness except the Great Trans-Siberian Express: an impenetrable train built to carry cargo across continents, but which now transports anyone who dares to cross the shadowy Wastelands. On to the platform steps a curious cast of characters: a grieving woman with a borrowed name, a famous child born on the train and a disgraced naturalist, all heading for the Great Exhibition in Moscow.

But the old rules are changing, and there are whispers that the train isn’t safe. As secrets and stories begin to unravel the passengers and crew must survive their journey through the Wastelands together, even as something uncontrollable seems to be breaking in…

A journey both unnerving and powerful, which thunders along at breathtaking speed, abounding with mysteries and marvels. Be warned – once you step into The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands, you’ll never want to disembark — Samantha Shannon, author of THE BONE SEASON

Exceptional. Strange, addictive, immersive, it’s a steampunk Piranesi meets His Dark Materials — Jennie Godfrey, author of THE LIST OF SUSPICIOUS THINGS

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