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Sam Davey (1963- ) spends a lot of her time living in her head, which is a strange but quite comforting place to be. The rest of the time is divided between work and play. Formerly a Whitehall Civil Servant, Sam now works in Forest Row, in East Sussex, a small town in what is affectionately known as the “weird Weald”. She lives by the sea with her husband, two cats and intermittently present children.
Angels of Islington, Sam’s first novel, is part of a trilogy which uses fantasy and black humour to explore the wide ranging philosophical and theological issues relating to free-will, dualism, the nature of divinity and the essence of humanity. Sam studied philosophy and politics at the University of Durham and regards herself as religiously agnostic – but deeply interested in the power of belief to motivate acts of both perfect kindness and the most appalling cruelty.
“Angels” is built upon a rigorous body of research; Sam decided to work with a pantheon of supernatural beings created from mankind’s most established theologies and belief systems. All of the Angels you will encounter within the book have back-stories buried deep within Hebraic, Islamic or Christina theology. She also owes much to those earlier explorers of the Underworld – Virgil and Dante Alighieri.
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