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Edward Carey


UK flag (b.1970)
Husband of Elizabeth McCracken

Edward Carey is a playwright, novelist and illustrator. He has worked for the theatre in London, Lithuania and Romania and with a shadow puppet master in Malaysia. He has written two illustrated novels for adults - Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva - and both have been translated into many different languages. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he wrote the Iremonger Trilogy because he missed feeling cold and gloomy.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
 
Series
Iremonger Trilogy
   1. Heap House (2013)
   2. Foulsham (2014)
   3. Lungdon (2015)
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