Jonathan Barnes signing Cannonbridge

at our London Megastore

JONATHAN BARNES will be signing CANNONBRIDGE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 11th February from 6 – 7pm

Exclusive advance launch event!

Flamboyant Matthew Cannonbridge was touched by genius, the most influential mind of the 19th century, a novelist, playwright, the poet of his generation. The only problem is, he should never have existed, and recently-divorced 21st-century don Toby Judd is the only person to realise something is wrong with history.

Cannonbridge was everywhere: he was by Lake Geneva when talk between Byron, Shelley and Mary Godwin turned to the supernatural; he was friend to the young Dickens as he laboured in the blacking factory; he was the only man of note to visit Wilde in prison. His extraordinary life spanned a century. But as the world prepares to toast the bicentenary of Cannonbridge's most celebrated work, Judd's discovery leads him on a breakneck chase across the English canon and countryside, to the realisation that the spectre of Matthew Cannonbridge, planted so seamlessly into the heart of the 19th-century, might not be so dead and buried after all...

Barnes is the acclaimed author of The Somnambulist, The Domino Men and a number of Big Finish audio books featuring characters from Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein and Doctor Who. Cannonbridge is his third novel.

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