In Victorian England, a young painter dies in strange and violent circumstances. In the present day, a student of art history at Cambridge University has recurrent dreams which link her with past events and with a painting that was never finished.
What connects these two episodes apparently remote in time?
Drama, mystery, myth and a touch of the supernatural are the ingredients of this novel, which spans the world of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and the lives of people today.
“This is a real gem of a book where every passage is to be savoured while the reader is driven inexorably on by the gradual unfolding of a marvellously complex plot where dreams, nightmares and perplexing encounters all combine to deepen the mystery...” Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd
M. A. was born and educated in Madrid where she gained a doctorate in Classical Philology. She has lectured in Classical Philology in the Universidad Complutense since the 1980s and has extensive academic links with the UK, where she spends a good deal of her time. For several years she has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol and has also been elected a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. Mercedes is the author of several novels and collections of short stories and is heavily involved in the literary scene, appearing at literary events and running book groups each year. When in the UK she is based in North Somerset.
For more details on all her publications and activities see: www.mercedesaguirrecastro.com