Michelle Paver in Bath

Wednesday 19th October 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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The chilling new ghost story from the author of Dark Matter. In 1935, young medic Stephen Pearce travels to India to join an elite team of five to climb Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain and one of mountaineering’s biggest killers. No one has scaled it before, and they are, quite literally, following in the footsteps of one of the most famous mountain disasters of all time – the 1907 Lyell Expedition. As they get higher and higher, and the oxygen levels drop, he starts to see dark things out of the corners of his eyes.

Michelle Paver was born in Malawi and moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big City law firm. She gave up the City to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. She is the author of the brilliantly successful children’s series, The Chronicles of Ancient DarknessDark Matter was her first adult ghost story and arose from her lifelong love of the Arctic.