Glasgow-born actor, singer, dancer, musical theatre performer, writer and television personality John Barrowman, together with his sister and co-author Carole E Barrowman, conjured up hundreds of fans at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns at a special event organised by Waterstone’s yesterday (10.05.16) when they signed copies of ‘Conjuror’, their new book for teens in the mall...

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Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “This was without question the most successful book event we’ve hosted at The Avenue since the last time John and Carole visited in 2013.

“We had anticipated a large crowd, but with over 500 enthusiastic fans flocking to the mall eager to meet the authors in the flesh and snap up their exciting new book, the event surpassed our most optimistic expectations. John and Carole are welcome back at The Avenue any time!”

In ‘Conjuror’, 17 year-old Rémy Dupree Rush is the last of his kind. He’s a Conjuror, a descendant of an ancient African bloodline that can change reality with music. Seventeen-year-old twins, Matt and Em Calder are the most powerful of their kind. They are Animare, descendants of an ancient order of artists whose imaginations can bring art to life and travel through paintings. Malevolent forces that only a Conjuror can stop are rising in the world. Rémy must enlist the Calder twins help to battle them.

Reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and the Atlantic slave trade, this supernatural thriller sprints from the streets of Chicago across the rooftops of central London to the art galleries of Glasgow and the highlands of Scotland, ending in a mind-blowing clash in southern Spain where (with help from the artist, Caravaggio) Rémy, Matt and Em confront an evil conceived in chaos at the beginning of time.

John Barrowman MBE is Carole’s wee brother. Both were born in Glasgow before emigrating to the US with their family. John has worked in television, musical theatre and film and starred as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood and Doctor Who. He currently plays Malcolm Merlyn in The CW’s Arrow.

Carole E Barrowman is an English Professor and Director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she also writes for a number of publications.

The Avenue Shopping Centre, owned by NewRiver Retail, offers shoppers a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.

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