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Here you'll find access to all Paul's literary and related activities

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Children of Fire

Paul CW Beatty's Latest Book

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Paul CW Beatty is an unusual combination of a novelist and a research scientist. Having worked for many years in medical research in the UK NHS and Universities,  he took an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University emerging with a distinction.

His latest novel, Children of Fire, is a Victorian murder mystery set in 1841 at the height of the industrial revolution. It won the Writing Magazine’s Best Novel Award in November 2017 and is published by The Book Guild Ltd.  Children of Fire is set against the hills of the Peak District as well as the canals and other industrial infrastructure of the Cottonopolis known as the City of Manchester.

Paul lives near Manchester in the North West of England at Marple - the place that gave Agatha Christie an idea for a character's name.


Children of Fire

Winner of the 2017 Writing Magazine's Best Novel

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Heron Fleet

To Francesca, Heron Fleet was truly mother and father.

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Public Speaking

Find out about Paul's range of public talks

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Up Coming Events

Talks, lectures and other events where Paul will be found.

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Viaduct is a podcast hosted by Paul Beatty that is published about once a week. It is aPodcast for readers of new fiction, creative writers and those interest in books. 

Viaduct is aimed at comutters and others  who use smart phones. Its editions are about 30 mins long, though interviews with with ouside contributers may lead to editions that are more than 30 mins. 

The latest edition of Viaduct can be heard by clicking on the following link

Latest Viaduct

which play the edition on a seperate browser page. 

The complete back catalogue of Viaduct Podcasts are available at  

Viaduct Catalogue

But the best way of listening to Viaduct on your smartphone or other mobile devices is to upload an appropriate App the web. Search for Viaduct using Google etc. and work from there to an appropriate store for you smart phone.

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