Since she was twelve years old, Belle has lived with a secret - a secret which cuts her off from her family, and isolates her wherever she goes. Against the unfolding horror of the Great War, her search for peace takes her from the brittle gaiety of English country house society to the remote Scottish mansions where her grandmother's tragedy was played out, and to the battlefields of Flanders. As the scarred and shattered men return from the trenches, and an influenza epidemic scythes across the country, Belle must finally discover a way to break free of her secret - or lose her last chance of happiness.
Michelle Paver was born in Malawi but has lived for most of her life in Wimbledon. She has been a partner in a large City law firm, but now writes full-time. She has written four other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the bestselling author of the new children's series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. The Serpent's Tooth is the third book of the Eden trilogy, the first two books, The Shadow Catcher and Fever Hill, are also published by Corgi Books. To find out more about Michelle Paver and her novels, visit her website at www.michellepaver.com