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PgUpBooks is a new publisher of independent books for independent minds. We are proud to support our debut novelist MS Clements. Enjoy reading her writer’s blog, short stories and novel excerpts, including recently published and 5 star rated, ‘The Third Magpie‘:

A tenderhearted hero struggles against oppression and betrayal as the tension steadily builds in this gripping story of love and survival.

An idyllic garden.
A cosy cottage.
A loving couple.
A blighted future.

Together, Finn and Sophie defend their ‘Little Eden’ from the dangers beyond their garden wall.

For Catherine, the 17 year old daughter of a local dignitary, English lessons with her tutor Finn, are a chance to rebel against her pre-ordained future.

But neither Finn nor Sophie anticipate the impact the manipulative teenager will have on their lives.

Catherine’s venomous mind games have consequences.

Read a sample

“A devastating vision delivered in page-turning style”

Listen to Hannah Timms read the novel on The Third Magpie Podcast

” ‘The Third Magpie’ is a brilliant, compelling, amazing dystopian romance about Finn and Sophie, and one of the best books I have read this year!
Is it really the author’s debut novel? It’s so hard to believe because reading this book was like reading a classic! Beautiful style of writing and a compelling plot made me glued to the story.”, book blogger

It’s a page turner with heart and brains and although there is beautiful language and at times real romance, the author does not pull her punches when it comes to the shattering climax. This story stayed with me long after I read it.
Joanna Barnard, best selling novelist and inaugural winner of the Bath Novel Award.

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