Currently "on mic" in our studio is the audiobook version of The Dark Well of Glastonbury by Phillipa Bowers, which is being narrated by Tracey. The first six chapters have been recorded for editing this past week. Tracey says, "beautifully written and observed, the book is a joy to narrate."
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Author of the book, Phillipa Bowers, has this to say about the title on her website:
The Dark Well tells the story of Louisa an impoverished young widow who hopes to survive in Edwardian England as a companion to gentlewomen. She goes to Glastonbury in 1903 to care for her aunt and while there she experiences the stories of the keepers of a sacred well that has been unrecognised for many centuries.
This well was once one of three sacred wells on the sacred island of Avalon and while the others, the red and the white, are known to this day, this black one, used for scrying or seeing into the future, has lain unrecognised for centuries.
Each chapter tells the tale of a guardian, or keeper of the well, dating from long ago in the late Neolithic time, through early Bronze Age, the Roman occupation, the Romans departure, the time of the Druids and the arrival of the Christian church, the building of the great abbey church, the Black Death, dissolution of the monasteries and the contamination of the well.
Interweaving through the tales is the story of Louisa, who has known great tragedy and assumes there will be no more love or happiness in her life, but eventually realises this will be possible.
We look forward to bringing you this title soon. ~ Mark
20/3/2020 02:47:19 am
Well, when you feature a good story like "The Dark Well of Glastonbury", I am sure that people are more interested to be read or listen to it! I understand that there are some who do not like this genre and they might not be interested for it. Perhaps, they might want to give it a chance. By the way, I am curious in regards with the standards you have set why you selected this story? I am sure that there are other stories worth putting on your mic, but this one emerged as the top choice!
24/10/2020 05:32:32 pm
I learned absolutely everything about my question when I read this post, thanks to the author for the detailed description. I wrote my review on the site, you can go in and read. Thank you very much for your attention and your time.
26/1/2022 05:55:16 am
Thanks to the author's clear description, I understood everything I needed to know about my concern after reading this post. I posted my review on the site, which you may read. Thank you so much for your time and attention.
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