Author: Mary Rhodes

The Long Woman

An antiquarian’s widow discovers her husband’s lost journals and sets out on a journeyof remembrance across 1920s England and France, retracing his steps in search of healing and independence. Along alignments of place and memory she meets mystic Dion Fortune, leyline-pioneer Alfred Watkins and a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle obsessed with the Cottingley Fairies. From […]


I lost five loved ones during the five main years of the writing of this series (2004-2009): four dear friends and my father: Gerald Manwaring Richard Wilde Tim Sebastian Simon Miles Mary Palmer The Windsmith Elegy is dedicated to them. May they find rest in the Afterlands. In a wider sense, The Windsmith Elegy is […]