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Online teaser story for Duchess of Northumberland’s new book

Morning Glory, the first teaser novel ahead of the publication of the Poison Diaries' Weed.

Morning Glory, the first teaser novel ahead of the publication of the Poison Diaries' Weed.

It has been confirmed that Weed, a break-out book from the series of novels based on the Poison Garden at Alnwick, will be released next Tuesday (December 10).

Weed is part of the Poison Diaries series inspired by the Duchess of Northumberland, whose vision also led to The Alnwick Garden.

Now the Gazette is publishing three short stories as an online teaser for readers in the run-up to the book’s launch.

Here is a link to the first story, Morning Glory

We will publish the second, The Green Fairy, on Thursday and the third Harbour Tales on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s release.

The stories offer a bridge between book two and three of Poison Diaries.

Part-man, part-plant creature, Weed’s life is shaped by the richly-imagined world of poisonous and hallucinogenic herbs.

Poison Diaries, the fiction franchise from The Duchess of Northumberland, has a devoted online community which has shown astonishing growth on social media across Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Bloomsbury is publishing Weed in paperback and ebook, with film dramatisation rights and a television series currently under negotiation based on the Poison Diaries book franchise.

 

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