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The Devil’s Highway by Gregory Norminton

August 14, 2017

Three journeys. Three thousand years. One destination.

A Roman road, an Iron Age hill fort, a hand-carved flint, and a cycle of violence that must be broken.

An ancient British boy, discovering a terrorist plot, must betray his brother to save his tribe. In the twenty-first century, two people – one traumatised by war, another by divorce – clash over the use and meaning of a landscape. In the distant future, a gang of feral children struggles to reach safety in a broken world. Their stories are linked by one ancient road, the ‘Devil’s Highway’ in the heart of England: the site of human struggles that resemble one another more than they differ.

Spanning centuries, and combining elements of historical and speculative fiction with the narrative drive of pure thriller, this is a breathtakingly original novel that challenges our dearly held assumptions about civilisation.


Published 25th January 2018 | Hardback | 9780008243753 | RRP £12.99

If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of The Devil’s Highway, please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.

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