A novel set on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Winner of Cinnamon Press Novel Award
In medieval times, making the 500-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella (The Way of St James) ranked almost as highly as the way to Jerusalem or Rome for securing indulgences for entry into heaven. For Rosemary Wallace, it presents an escape. She intends to walk alone, uncertain whether she will last the distance under the relentless sun; how, or even if, she will return to her old life. She finds answers and friends along the way.
Pilgrims’ stories interweave like Canterbury Tales with each step towards Santiago, through ever changing countryside of Navarra, Rioja, Leon and Galicia, under the silver panoply of the Milky Way. A tall blond stranger; an angry young German; an avuncular Spanish poet; a Dutch doctor; Rafael, the priest; Murielle, the enigmatic French artist; and Rosemary Wallace, the middle aged housewife of Stockport keep company and the Camino wrings changes for them all.
Publication date: May 2013
A kindle version of Murielle’s Angel is now available to download as from November 2013.