Praise for Karen Charlton's 'Catching the Eagle' - "Told with gritty realism, Catching The Eagle is a suspense-filled page-turner, which spares nothing in its descriptions of the hardships and injustices suffered by the poor at the turn of the 19th century. Its ending leaves the reader poised perfectly for the next volume - for which I can hardly wait." --- Kathy Stevenson, The Daily Mail "It is a rollicking tale full of adultery, drinking, fighting, gambling. Rich imagery, suspense and some genuinely likeable characters - as well as plenty of murky ones --- make this an enjoyable read. Karen is particularly strong at capturing the Geordie dialect and recreating the rural Northumbrian world of the 1800s, where the wealthy lived in comfort and the poor struggled to make ends meet." - --Laura Fraine, Culture magazine, 'The Journal' (Newcastle)
About the Author
Karen Charlton grew up in Sheffield and Leeds. She completed an English degree at Hull University. After a few years of roaming between various jobs in Harrogate, Ripon and Scarborough she finally settled in Teesside. She completed a post graduate teaching certificate at Durham University. Since then, she has combined a teaching job at a Stockton secondary school with her writing and raising her own pair of 'little villains'.