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Dark Satanic Mill

Dark Satanic Mill

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Craven releases new historical novel set against a dramatic backdrop of Luddite riots and Napoleonic Wars.

Cheshire 1813. Craven’s thrilling historical novel follows Robbie Enright, a teenaged orphan indentured at a remote cotton-spinning mill called Providence, owned by the eminent Samuel Stead. When several of the female hands disappear, supposedly to escape the harsh discipline, Robbie is forced to contend with the mill’s authorities.

Bright and courageous, Robbie has no resources and only one friend: Ned Wainwright, a notorious Luddite and a wanted man. He is determined to expose the truth — not least because he’s fallen in love with the mill’s newest arrival, pretty Mary Pepper.

Craven’s style of writing is ambitious, skilful and daring, and is sure to leave readers immersed in the action and suspense as they urge young Robbie to beat the odds and expose the mill’s dark secret for all to see.

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About the Author

Miles Craven is the pen name of Dr Mike Miles, an exiled Yorkshireman living in North Wales. He completed a PhD in eighteenth-century legal history in 1982, and in the same year gained a postgraduate teaching certificate at Wolverhampton University. He has taught in further education colleges and universities for over thirty years, teaching more subjects than he cares to remember but specialising in History, English Literature and, most recently, Creative Writing. When he’s not writing or thinking creatively he likes to spend time with his family, listen to Renaissance/Baroque music and stroke the dogs – not necessarily in that order.

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Book Details

  • Author: ​Miles Craven
  • Publication Date: 31/07/2015
  • EPUB ISBN: 978-1-910607-89-3
  • MOBI ISBN: 978-1-910607-90-9
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-910607-91-6