Monday, 8 December 2008

"Miss Garnet's Angel" by Salley Vickers

Miss Garnet's AngelWhen her companion dies suddenly, Julia Garnet goes to stay in Venice, where her lifetime of cautious living is challenged. Julia is a retired history teacher who has led a very sheltered life. In Venice she discovers a series of paintings in the local church which tell the story of Tobias and the Angel. The ancient tale of Tobias, who travels to Media unaware that he is accompanied by the Archangel Raphael, is told alongside Miss Garnet's own journey of discovery. As she unravels the story, her English reserve is challenged and her past is reassessed. The beauty of Venice, with its spectacular architecture, art and history, plays a big part in her exhilarating adventure. This is a beautifully written story of love, death and the growth of the human spirit. Miss Garnet's Angel is the first novel from Salley Vickers. Salley will visit Clare in 2009 to take part in the Ennis Book Club Festival, running from 6th - 8th March. Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers is published by Harper, 2007.

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