Nanteos: The Dipping Pool

Jane’s latest novel, Nanteos: The Dipping Poolwill be launched on 2nd October at Plas Nanteos.  It is companion to The Shadow of Nanteos, described by Robert Peston as "A wonderfully gothic evocation of Wild Wales". It is both prequel and sequel, continuing the story of the infamous Powell family of Nanteos Mansion and of the violent, secretive world of eighteenth-century Cardiganshire. It is a visceral, hard-hitting historical novel exploring life in the mansions and mines of the 'Wild West of Wales'. You can follow latest developments on Jane’s facebook page

"Beautiful and original writing... Branwen’s story is as memorable and moving as Tess D’Urberville’s"  

Helen Garlick QC ("I was always a bookworm – and I still am")

Nanteos: The Dipping Pool "Pulls off that rarest of tricks – we pause to admire Blank’s style, then race to turn the page." Prof. Richard Marggraf Turley, University of Aberystwyth, literary critic, poet and novelist. 

"Nanteos: The Dipping Pool draws us into a world of magic and enchantment, a world that is sensuous, thrilling, mystical – and dangerous." Professor Anne Rowe, Professor at the University of Chichester, Emeritus Research Fellow at Kingston University and former Director of the Iris Murdoch Society



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