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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

(2019)
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The ultimate book-lover's fantasy, this sparkling debut is a "delight of magic and literature, love and adventure" (Kat Howard) featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world.

For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: He can bring characters from books into the real world.
But when literary characters start causing trouble throughout the city and threatening to destroying the world, he learns he's not the only one with his ability. Now it's up to Charley and his reluctant older brother, Rob, to stop them--hopefully before they reach The End.
Praise for The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep:
"A star-studded literary tour and a tangled mystery and a reflection on reading itself; it's a pure delight." --Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author
"This beautifully-written novel is an exploration of the power fiction wields -- the power to inform and to change, even to endanger, our everyday world." --Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches
"Equal parts sibling rivalry, crackling mystery, and Dickensian battle royale, it'll be one of your most fun reads this year." --Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A daring exploration of the worlds within words. Parry writes with the keen insight of Sherlock Holmes, the generous heart of David Copperfield, and the haunting soul of Dorian Grey." - Jordanna Max Brodsky

"H.G. Parry has crafted an imaginative and unique exploration of how words shift our lives in ways big and small. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep is a rollicking adventure that thrills like Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere mashed up with Penny Dreadful in the best post-modern way. Equal parts sibling rivalry, crackling mystery, and Dickensian battle royale, it'll be one of your most fun reads this year." - Mike Chen

"If you've ever checked the backs of your wardrobe for snow and lamp-light -- if you've ever longed to visit Pemberley House or 221B Baker Street, to battle the Jabberwock or wander through a fictional London fog -- this book belongs to you. It's a star-studded literary tour and a tangled mystery and a reflection on reading itself; it's a pure delight." - Alix E Harrow

"H.G. Parry's ambitious debut novel is a delight of magic and literature, love and adventure. With vibrant characters and a passion for story that shines through every word, this engaging read establishes Parry as a writer to watch." - Kat Howard

"Engaging and intelligent, The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep kept me turning the pages to discover familiar characters and surprising twists." - Rowenna Miller

"A delightful blend of adventure and mystery and marvel, a story in which the fantastical becomes real. This beautifully-written novel is an exploration of the power fiction wields -- the power to inform and to change, even to endanger, our everyday world." - Louisa Morgan

"Clever, emotionally compelling, and teeming with witty allusions. In a story reminiscent of the literary world-bending adventures of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next, Parry has crafted a tale which will appeal to the cherished dreams-and secret nightmares-of all bibliophiles." - Cass Morris

"Parry does a lovely dance on and around the stage of Dickens and other classical literature, playing fast and loose with the nature of reality to tell a story about the transformative act of the reading process and the importance of family, both found and not. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep is dead clever and enormously satisfying." - Vivian Shaw

"A joyous adventure through all the tales you've ever loved. Funny, charming, clever and heartfelt, you're absolutely going to adore The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep." - Tasha Suri


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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel
Author(s): H G Parry
ISBN: 0-316-45271-8 / 978-0-316-45271-7 (USA edition)
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January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
Author(s): H G Parry
ISBN: 0-356-51377-7 / 978-0-356-51377-5 (UK edition)
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January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel
Author(s): H G Parry
ISBN: 0-316-45270-X / 978-0-316-45270-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Redhook
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January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
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January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
Author(s): H G Parry
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel
Author(s): H G Parry
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel
Author(s): H G Parry
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
Author(s): H G Parry
Publisher: Orbit
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July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel
Author(s): H G Parry
Publisher: Redhook
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA