The Angel Monument
Historical. Supernatural. A novel.
A ruined chapel in the grounds of a prosperous manor house must have a story to tell.
It is 1824 and Emily and Laura, the two young daughters of Sir John and Lady Oxborough, are pleased to meet a new gentleman in the neighbourhood. He is handsome, charming and attentive. Soon even their mother and their maid are in thrall to him. But what defines a gentleman?
As Emily’s life falls in ruins around her, everything closes in on the chapel.
This story was inspired by a real place, Eggleston Hall, in Teesdale. I saw the ruined chapel, the carving with no inscription, and I wrote a story to 'explain' it.
Published Easter 2019.