The Angels of L19

Jonathan Walker

Weatherglass Books

Paperback with french folds


ISBN: 9781838018139


Publication date: 26 August 2021

Rights: World



There’s more than one way to be born again.

Liverpool, 1984. The teenagers at Garston Chapel are the same as the rest of us: The Smiths, U2, crushes, football, mates. The grimy, low-down politics of the Thatcher era casting deep shadows in this proud and broken city, but the kids have got other things on their minds … Jesus Christ Our Lord for one.

Almost normal kids, then.

But Robert isn’t at all normal. Because Robert is visited by angels – if that’s what they are. He can’t tell a soul about his secret. All anyone can see is his strange behaviour as he desperately seeks to understand what they mean, what they want from him.

As Robert’s two worlds merge, the real and the visionary intersect with increasing intensity and what is being asked of him becomes terrifyingly clear.

The Angels of L19 is a moving and entirely original story of young lives at the confluence of faith and doubt, angels and demons, life and death. And where redemption is possible, even for those we think might be lost forever.

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the author of a biography of a Venetian spy, Pistols! Treason! Murder!, and two previous novels: The Angels of L19, a work of weird fiction set in an evangelical church, and Five Wounds, a fantasy set in a fairy-tale version of Venice. He has a doctorate in creative writing, and another in Venetian history, on which he has also published many articles. He currently lives near Glasgow.