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David Calcutt - Author

David Calcutt was born in Wednesbury, West Midlands, in 1950, and now lives in Walsall. He taught in schools for ten years, then was a Community Arts Director for three years. He is now a freelance playwright and storyteller. The main influences on his work are myth and folk-tale. "Those ancient myths have provided us with some of our greatest works of literature, art, music and theatre...."

Q & A on Shadow Bringer with David Calcutt

1. What inspired you to write Shadow Bringer?

2. Describe it in two lines?

3. How long did it take you to write?

4. What do you think people will say about this book?

5. Are you working on something else at the moment?

6. What is your favourite food?

7. What makes you laugh out loud?

8. What is your one luxury item you would take with you on to a Desert Island?

9. What is your most treasured memory?

10. What is your weakness?

11. What is the worst/most unusual job you have ever done?

12. What is your most embarrassing moment?

13. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

14. What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone?

15. Last album brought? First album ever brought?

The first that I bought myself was, I think, “The Times They Are A-Changin’” by Bob Dylan. The most recent is “Elegy of the Uprooting” by the Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou. The Greeks call her the tenth muse. She is.

“Njal’s Saga” by an anonymous and brilliant Icelandic writer, and “Light in August” by William Faulkner. Also Ted Hughes’ poetry - but then I’m always reading this.

The music from “The Third Man”. Orson Welles. In fact I’d rather be in that film.

The Greek island of Lesvos

Shakespeare, Ted Hughes, Dylan Thomas, William Golding, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, Flannery O’ Connor, Jorge Luis Borges, John Steinbeck, James Joyce.

“Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson

My bike, and whatever notebook I happen to be writing in.

I’m pretty happy in most places.

Chocolate digestives.

Too many to list. Stupidity’s probably at the top.

I’d be less quick to judge, and work harder

Featured Books, with extracts, by David Calcutt

The Map of Marvels
David Calcutt
A powerful work of imagination, The Map of Marvels explores the terror of what happens when the imaginary world begins to become real and when fiction invades life. Connor is inspired to create a map of an imaginary place when...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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Shadow Bringer
David Calcutt
A mysterious and menacing story which weaves together real and imaginary thoughts and feelings with a dark intensity which makes the skin prickle. Out for a walk with his dog, Nathan feels watched. Something shapeless, hard to identify but sinister...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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Shadow Bringer
David Calcutt
A mysterious and menacing story which weaves together real and imaginary thoughts and feelings with a dark intensity which makes the skin prickle. Out for a walk with his dog, Nathan feels watched. Something shapeless, hard to identify but sinister...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2009
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Crowboy
David Calcutt
Full of mystery and the unknown, this is a futuristic thriller charting the role Crowboy, a boy with special powers can play in helping to diffuse the gang warfare in a troubled city.
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2008
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