This historical thriller, set in 18th century Wales, uses the real-life
setting of Nanteos Estate, as it’s superstitions, tales of haunting, and the
powerful Nanteos Grail cast a shadow on its new occupants.
Superstition, tales of haunting, and the powerful Nanteos grail cast their shadow over the house and soon the family is caught up in a vicious political and legal battle that will end in tragedy.
The Shadow of Nanteos tells the fictionalized story of one generation of the Powell family, who actually owned the estate for centuries. Considered one of the most haunted buildings in Wales, Nanteos Mansion now operates as a luxury, country hotel. It was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters International.
2015, 288 pages (Y Lolfa)
ISBN 978-1-78461-171-2 Paperback $17.00
Since visiting Nanteos mansion at the age of ten, Jane Blank has been haunted by the Grade I-listed Georgian house near Aberystwyth, nowadays a five-star hotel. The Shadow of Nanteos is her second novel and has been long-listed for the Historical Novel Society Awards, 2015. Jane divides her time between teaching English and Drama at a Welsh-language secondary school in south Wales, writing, and working for an environmental charity. For a full profile in her own words, click here and you can view a slideshow tour of the estate here.
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