Wine of Angels, The

Wine of Angels, The

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THE FIRST IN THE INCREDIBLE MERRILY WATKINS SERIESMerrily Watkins: late thirties, single mum, parish priest. Cosy? I don't think so...The new vicar had never wanted a picture-postcard parish - or a huge and haunted vicarage. Nor had she wanted to walk into a dispute over a controversial play about a seventeenth-century clergyman accused of witchcraft... a story that certain long-established families would rather remained obscure.But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets...A paradise of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. And also - as Merrily Watkins and her teenage daughter, Jane, discover - a village where horrific murder is a tradition that spans more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 40mm | 479.99g
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0857890093
  • 9780857890092
  • 134,549

About Phil Rickman

Phil Rickman was born in Lancashire and lives on the Welsh border where he writes and presents the book programme Phil the Shelf on BBC Radio Wales. He is the acclaimed author of Dr Dee, The Bones of Avalon, Midwinter Spirit (now a major ITV series), the Merrily Watkins Mysteries and the John Dee papers. Visit his website at: more

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Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. A most original sleuth. * The Times * A wonderful, enthralling read. Huge tensions. All too believable. You are there with poor Merrily every step of the way. -- Barbara Erskine * Daily Express * A first rate thriller with supernatural overtones . . . deftly illuminates the intrigues of village life. * Publishers Weekly * Well, Holmes did say that the lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside . . . * Jerusalem Post *show more

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