The Anarchist's Angel by Gareth Thompson


The Anarchist's Angel by Gareth Thompson

Fifteen-year-old Samson Ashburner has always felt like an outsider - even before the accident that left his face scarred and his confidence shattered. With the jeers and taunts of the local children and his mother ringing in his ears, Samson malingers like a dark cloud over the Cumbrian landscape. His only refuge is his ancestor's charcoal-burning hut deep in the nearby woods and it is here that he encounters Angel Obscura, a gypsy girl who teachers Samson that not everybody takes him at face value. But Angel is not all that she seems, and Samson is drawn into a web of deceit and shady dealings with an explosive outcome.


Teeters on a precipice between savagery and immense compassion, it crackles with energy and the seering heat of deep felt, raw, human emotions -- Jake Hope The Bookseller This is an intriguing novel. It moves at a good pace and keeps the reader on side. The main character for all his doom and gloom is engaging. Even the weirdly duplicitous Angel has a curious fascination Books for Keeps A credible, tense and dark novel -- Mary Arrigan Irish Examiner A tremendously satisfying novel ... Tense and exciting. 4 1/2 stars -- Jill Murphy The Bookbag

About the Author

Gareth Thompson was born in northern England in 1964. After graduating from the London College of Printing he has worked for United Newspapers, directed performing arts for adults with learning difficulties, worked as Deputy Editor for and as a sub-editor at the Press Association.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

30th March 2015



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