Novel 'O Man of Clay.' After sea-level rise.

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'O Man of Clay,' set in Hartlepool and Siberia in the near future while the tundra is thawing and the sea level rising, was published in January 2020 by Stairwell Books.

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8th March 2022 zoom ‘Dystopian Women’ Stairwell Books

Review 2022:

Dragonfly Eco Review of 'O Man of Clay'

 27th Feb 2020: Radio Hartlepool   12noon till 1pm slot

BBC Radio Tees, on the blower with Bob Fischer at just after 8.45pm (1.40 to 1.52ish hours)

Bob Fischer on BBC Tees 

Very jolly, if hairaising...


Book Launch in Hartlepool

It is great receiving a review, especially for a new author—and this one is in some depth and thoughtful. (From Waterstones website)
Thanks Paul.
Paul Cockburn Review

HEXHAM TV 16th January 2020

HexhamTV 'O Man of Clay' Booklaunch  

Thanks to Peter Woods of HexhamTV for livestreaming 'O Man of Clay' Booklaunch event at the Vault.



Thanks for your article Joe and The Courant team. The building of the igloo got a bit lost in translation - but I like it. Jonathan, my brother built it as an experiment and for fun. I was trying to say that we actually had winters then. No problem Joe if you read this: I like your version. As a sports writer, perhaps you were thinking of the past as a place where extreme sports were the norm! 


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Gary Burgham (formerly of Friends of the Earth - Newcastle or Tyneside) interviewed me on the Bishop FM website:

An absolutely fascinating chat with writer Eliza Mood. Eliza joined us to talk about her debut novel, “O Man Of Clay” (published by Stairwell Books) – a story set in the not too distant future beginning in Hartlepool and taking us to the Arctic. It is a story rooted in climate change and packed with intrigue.

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