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Carnian Street-bookcover

By: David McGowen

Carnian Street

Pages: 406 Ratings: 5.0
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Emily is a college beauty course student. Single, attractive, well mannered, curious about the world and living with a promiscuous, overprotective mother in the West Yorkshire city of Thewlington, a less than ideal city that Emily wants out of ASAP.

As she goes about her progression through college and work-life she encounters all kinds of characters from the boorish to the compelling, all the while unaware of the dramas of prehistory that occurred on the soil of her home town, and that her life is about to change, for better or worse.

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, a former art student and a resident of Leeds, UK, David McGowen never aspired to be a writer, but it was his only effective medium of letting out his ideas.


Autistic, writing has helped him through multiple hardships in the past.


His first novel, Carnian Street, was written during the COVID-19 lockdowns and is the first in an upcoming series of novels and short stories, all of which are set in the same universe.

Customer Reviews
5 reviews
5 reviews
  • M. A

    Great read, like nothing else out there at the moment

  • G. Lamb

    This book is relatable to me having been raised in a similar environment to the characters in this book in a northern UK city.

  • michael o'grady

    This book grew on me as I read. I found I was relating to many of the scenes bringing back memories. The prehistoric scenes knocked me out. It was as though I was actually in the carnian era. the smells the humidity and the huge extinct creatures. I didn't expect this.

  • Dan Robinson

    An odd choice of all familiar British drama and some well thought out prehistoric scenes! Them prehistoric scenes do have some appeal to them.

  • Mike

    Emily is a college student in the gritty, run-down fictional Yorkshire city of Thewlington. Tired of the childish antics of her peers, she yearns for something better. She wants to explore, travel, and experience what the world, present and past has to offer.

    The author draws on his own experiences of residing in Leeds, attending art college, and having been born in Thailand to weave an intriguing storyline that traces Emily’s development away from her dysfunctional surroundings to that of a confident young woman. With mature themes and language, this book has a recommended age rating of fifteen years and over.

    “Carnian Street” is an imaginative composition. We suspect that nothing quite like it has been placed on bookshelves for a long while.

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