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The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood.. Cambridge University, an enigmatic organist (alliterates nicely!), leading to medical malfeasance of the highest arcane order. And if that’s not enough, it’s a love story.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"From the moment young Oscar follows the organ music in Kings College chapel, I was ready to follow the talented Benjamin Wood anywhere. Wood writes beautifully about music, hypnotism, old people and the lush landscapes of Cambridge. And his intricate plot carries both Oscar and the reader to a place where the stakes, finally, are nothing less than life and death."

Margot Livesey

"Well-drawn . . . richly imagined emotion . . . Wood’s confident, sometimes creepy debut novel draws you in—like the faintly heard strain from that hauntingly played pipe-organ—and then, once you’re inside, holds on, ever tightening its grip."

The Independent

Author bio: Benjamin Wood was born in 1981 and grew up in northwest England. In 2004, he was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the MFA Creative Writing Programme at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where he was also the fiction editor of the literary journal PRISM International. Wood is now a lecturer in creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London. The Bellwether Revivals is his first novel. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0670023590/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d4_g14_i6?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=121SGB6G9V7NSC2M3BSR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

Book Details: General Fiction; (432 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/publishers/adult/viking.html

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