Miss Garnet's Angel

  • by Salley Vickers, Kati Nicholl (editor)
  • Narrated by Anna Massey
  • 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The new edition of 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.
The two stories interweave with parents and landladies, restorers and priests, American tourists and ancient travellers abounding. The result is an enormously satisfying journey of the spirit - and Julia Garnet is a character to treasure.


What the Critics Say

"Subtle, unexpected and haunting." (Penelope Fitzgerald)
"Rich, complex and haunting…she makes the ancient story as riveting as Miss Garnet's own adventures." (Sunday Times)
"Writes like a haunted angel." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

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A good tale well read. Miss Massey's cool precise voice suits this intriguing story well. Only four stars because of the foolish gong sounds interspersed too liberally - they are a dreadful distraction.
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- Paula Diggle

Miss Garnet's Angel

I read and loved this book years ago..it was lovely to revisit it and extra special to be able to listen to it at my leisure.
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- Louise Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-12-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited