Small Angels

Small Angels

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Nobody knew how old the woods were, or how big. The outside had been mapped and measured but once you were in there it seemed to stretch much further...

Chloe has been planning her dream wedding for months - well, perhaps since she was a little girl. And now she has the perfect venue, Small Angels, a picturesque little church right up against the edge of Mockbeggar Woods, in the village her husband-to-be grew up in. So why are the villagers telling her such unsettling stories about the place? Why is she beginning to see, hear, and even smell things that couldn't possibly be real?

Kate hasn't been back to the village since the death of a childhood friend ten years ago. As a teenager she would flee the soundtrack of her parents' constant fighting for the notorious Blanch Farm, where the four Gonne sisters lived with their strict grandparents and their eccentric father. Drawn to the girls for reasons she didn't entirely understand, Kate eventually learned the family's secret: that Mockbeggar woods is home to a capricious, menacing ghost. A ghost who's not too happy about Kate.

Now the woods are beginning to stir with their old magic, and Kate knows there's only one person who can help her avert catastrophe: Lucia, the most troubled of the Gonne sisters. Lucia, to whom she lost her heart so dangerously, all those years ago.

From the acclaimed author of The Quick comes a hypnotic tale of sisterhood and first love, wonder and terror, the stories that tether us to the past, and the stories that offer a way forward. Enter Small Angels, if you dare.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Tinder Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1472280822
  • 9781472280824

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A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre... As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin * Hilary Mantel (on THE QUICK) * A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist * Kate Atkinson (on THE QUICK) * Macabre, readable and atmospheric * Sunday Times *
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About Lauren Owen

Lauren Owen is the author of THE QUICK and SMALL ANGELS. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize, and wrote a PhD thesis entitled 'Dracula's Inky Shadows' on the Gothic tradition in fiction.
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