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The Maker of Swans

(2016)
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It is no small matter, after all, to create something - to make it so only by setting down the words. We forget the magnitude, sometimes, of that miracle.

Mr. Crowe was once the toast of the finest salons. A man of learning and means, he travelled the world, enthralling all who met him. Now Mr. Crowe devotes himself to earthly pleasures. He has retreated to his sprawling country estate, where he lives with Clara, his mysterious young ward, and Eustace, his faithful manservant.

His great library gathers dust, and his once magnificent gardens grow wild. But Mr. Crowe and his extraordinary gifts have not been entirely forgotten. When he acts impetuously over a woman, he attracts the attention of Dr. Chastern, the figurehead of a secret society to which Crowe still belongs.

Chastern comes to Crowe's estate to call him to account, and what follows will threaten everyone he cares for. But Clara possesses gifts of her own, gifts whose power she has not yet fully grasped. She must learn to use them quickly if she is to save them all.

Read by Mike Grady and Imogen Wilde.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Title: The Maker of Swans
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Title: The Maker of Swans: 'A deeply pleasurable gothic fantasy'
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Title: The Maker of Swans
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July 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Maker Of Swans
Author(s): Paraic O'Donnell
ISBN: 1-78433-745-5 / 978-1-78433-745-2 (UK edition)
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Title: The Maker of Swans: 'A deeply pleasurable gothic fantasy'
Author(s): Paraic O'Donnell
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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