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We've teamed up with Orion to offer one lucky winner a John Lewis Winter Warmer Christmas hamper worth £75, a pair of sock boots and a copy of Thin Air from million-copy bestseller Michelle Paver, a terrifying tale of a dark and deadly secret. 10 runners-up will also receive a copy of the book.*
*COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
The Himalayas, 1935.
Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all.
Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far - and the mountain is not their only foe.
As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried.
And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.
Thin Air, a Simon Mayo Radio 2 book club pick, is a stunning new novel from one of the greatest gothic novelists of our time.
"Taut and claustrophobic, Thin Air is a classic ghost story interwoven with a gripping exploration of the horrors men can inflict on each other in the name of ambition. Emotionally compelling and filled with the same creeping dread that filled the pages of Dark Matter, in Thin Air, Michelle Paver has secured herself a place at the summit of a genre mountain alongside the likes of M R James and Susan Hill" - Sarah Pinborough
"Evocative, chilling and superbly unsettling, it is very good indeed'' - Bookseller
Born in Malawi to a Belgian mother and a father who ran the tiny Nyasaland Times, Michelle Paver moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big city law firm. She gave up the city to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. She is the author of the brilliantly successful children's series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, and also the bestselling ghost story Dark Matter. Following a trek in the Himalayas, she returns with Thin Air, a chilling tale set on the icy slopes of Kangchenjunga.
Thin Air is published by Orion and is available online and from all good booksellers.
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