Phil Rickman ‘in conversation’ at this year’s Church Stretton Arts Festival was a great success.
Phil was nearly barred entry, once he persuaded the ‘dragons’ at the door that he indeed was the author, all went well.
He spoke with authority on the art of writing and the ups and downs of being a ‘crime’ writer; including how he met his first editor Alice Thomas Ellis and how she encouraged him to keep writing. The questions from the audience were exceptional. Well done Phil and well done Church Stretton Arts Festival for inviting Phil.
We keep in stock his best-selling Merrily Watkins novels: his fifteenth book in the series ‘All of a Winter’s Night’ is now available in paperback. Merrily is an Anglican vicar and the Diocesan Exorcist. ‘Midwinter of the Spirit’ (the second book in the series) was televised in 2015 to worldwide critical acclaim.
Phil’s next Merrily Watkins novel is out next year 2019.
Here’s the list of the Merrily titles in order of publication:-
The Wine of Angels
Midwinter of the Spirit
A Crown of Lights
The Cure of Souls
The Lamp of the Wicked
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd
The Smile of A Ghost
The Remains of an Altar
The Fabric of Sin
To Dream of the Dead
The Secrets of Pain
The Magus of Hay
The House of Susan Lulham—Novella
Friends of the Dusk
All of A Winter’s Night
‘Merrily’s Border—The places in Herefordshire and the Marches behind the Merrily Watkins novels’ NB a new edition of this title is due out autumn 2018.