Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers
Salley Vicker’s sensational debut novel, Miss Garnet‘s Angel is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time.
Julia Garnet is a teacher. Just retired, she is left a legacy which she uses by leaving her orderly life and going to live in winter in an apartment in Venice. Its beauty, its secret corners and treasures, and its people overwhelm a lifetime of reserve and caution. Above all, she’s touched by the all-prevalent spirit of the Angel, Raphael.
The ancient tale of Tobias, who travels to Media unaware he is accompanied by the Archangel Raphael, unfolds alongside Julia Garnet’s contemporary journey.
Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director of Oriel Davies, talks to best selling author Salley Vickers about the inspiration behind Miss Garnet’s Angel, her first novel published in 2000 and her latest book The Gardener (2022).