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The Wine of Angels | [Phil Rickman]

The Wine of Angels

A paradise parish of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, and a huge, haunted vicarage were not what the Revd Merrily Watkins ever had in mind. Nor had she wanted to walk into a local dispute over a play about a curious 17th century cleric accused of witchcraft, a story that certain old-established families would rather remained in obscurity. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets.
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Publisher's Summary

A paradise parish of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, and a huge, haunted vicarage were not what the Revd Merrily Watkins ever had in mind. Nor had she wanted to walk into a local dispute over a play about a curious 17th century cleric accused of witchcraft, a story that certain old-established families would rather remained in obscurity. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets. And also as Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane, discover, a village where horrific murder is a tradition spanning centuries.

©1998 Phil Rickman; (P)Isis Publishing Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Woven through is the wonderful web of mysticism and the supernatural which we have come to expect....The clever combination of modern idiom and the timeless echo of history leaps from every page." (Daily Express)
"A first-rate thriller with supernatural overtones...deftly illuminates the intrigues of village life. Quirky characters, an abundance of plot twists." (Publishers Weekly)

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    LeeAnne Sandston, VA, United States 08-15-12
    LeeAnne Sandston, VA, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    Where does The Wine of Angels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have a new series I love!! Great story! Great mystery! Great bits of British humor sprinkled about. If you like mystery, subtle supernatural stuff you'll like this series. I love Merrily's teenage daughter Jane.


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    elaine United States 07-02-12
    elaine United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co

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    The story was slow and steady. Never got too excited by the story but it held my interest. Really liked characters and would listen to another story by author

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    Catherine Potsdam, NY, United States 09-19-09
    Catherine Potsdam, NY, United States 09-19-09 Member Since 2012
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    I liked this. The story was woven together in such a way that my interest never wandered. If you like the British shows like Midsommer Murders, Inspector Morse or any of the Agatha Cristi offerings, then give this one a try. I also liked how the author doesn't play up the supernatural portions, but does intice us with their possibilities.

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    Renee Calgary, Alberta, Canada 06-09-09
    Renee Calgary, Alberta, Canada 06-09-09 Member Since 2007
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    It was a pretty good story but it took sooooo long to get there. Rebecca Lacey was WONDERFUL as a reader. But it seemed to repeat and repeat and I got quite bored with it.

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    I tried - twice .. could not follow the story are all. Wasted credit!

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