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Glossop provides inspiration for new novel as animals challenge humans

Brian Gorman.

A new novel has been published inspired by the Glossop area and penned by former Glossop writer SM Worsey (Ronny to her friends).

Ronny actually wrote the novel, entitled ‘Animus: Consciousness Rising’ when she lived in the town.

The 80-page story tells the tale of how animals become aware that they’re being exploited by humans for entertainment and financial gain. 

Into this rise in consciousness steps Bren; a badger whose family were trapped and shot by government agents. She’s angry. She seeks revenge. She’s had a calling: to assemble a squad of animals. 

A badger, a beagle, fox, raven, cat, horse, weasel and rabbit don’t seem like much to challenge and change human society, though they live alongside and undetected by it. 


NEW RELEASE: Animus is penned by former Glossop writer SM Worsey. 

The powerful and moving novel by also includes original short stories by Tobias K Phipps and Lex Vegor and features art by Brian Gorman.

SM Worsey wrote and illustrated the Scoffer series of cookbooks, and has co-written a number of guide books, including ‘Vegetarian Scotland’. She has recently completed her first novel ‘Dogs Of London’.

Brian Gorman’s previous work includes writing and drawing the highly-acclaimed ‘New Dawn Fades: Joy Division & Manchester’, ‘Everyman: A Celebration Of Patrick McGoohan & The Prisoner’, ‘Borderliners’, and the forthcoming ‘ATMOSPHERE: Words & Art About The Post-Punk Manchester Music Scene’. 

The new book is available to buy now.

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