The Ghostwriters

M. J. Maloney


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A re-wilded, half-submerged England is home to a divided society split into "haves" and "have-nots." Susan, once a teacher and writer, leads a small group of activists as they try to spread words—any words—in a world that no longer produces books. The Ghostwriters must try to revive ideas and get their message out whilst pitted against a system that shuts down thought and learning.

After the break-up of the United Kingdom, war in Europe, starvation, and pandemic, the Capital is a society under siege. People just manage to survive on rations and scraps that they thieve. Always monitored, but never protected, life is cheap among the population. The Ghostwriters must navigate dangers, but who can be trusted and what secrets lie beneath the surface of the Old Capital?

M. J. Maloney

M. J. Maloney is the pen name of Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, writer and editor, and Director of the Bradford-on-Avon Book Fiesta. She has been a guest speaker and visiting lecturer at the University of Gottingen, Germany; the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and the University of South Dakota, USA. She is also a regular presenter at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, and the Hampshire Regency Week in relation to her work on the fan culture of Jane Austen, and has given talks at the House of Frankenstein in Bath, UK.