Hi. I'm Angela Rigley, retired and live in Derbyshire, England.  I've been married to Don for 48 years, and we have 5 children: Darran, Jane, Catherine, Louise and Richard, and 8 grandchildren: Amy, Brandon, Ryan, Danny, Jessica, Charlotte, Ethan and Violet Alice

I am an active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Eastwood, and sing in the choir, help at funerals, minister Holy Communion, read, and help with flower arranging; I love Scrabble; gardening; genealogy, having traced some of my family tree back to 1520 in Cumberland; reading; writing; and I am treasurer of The Eastwood Writers Group. 

If you would like a signed copy of any of my books email me with 'Jamie' as the subject. See my email address below.

My Books

I have five new and exciting children's books now on sale.
See the Children's Section below for more details.

LOOKING FOR JAMIE

The first book in the Jamie series. A young boy is found bedraggled, having lost his memory, in Victorian Yorkshire .

Click here to see a delightful trailer video of my book

A DILEMMA FOR JAMIE: 

The sequel to Looking for Jamie, set 4 years later. Tillie's twins are growing up fast but when Annabella goes missing, the whole household is in uproar. Will she be found safe and well?

SCHOOL FOR JAMIE: 

The third in the series. Jamie finds himself in trouble at school, bullied by the older boys. Will he survive?

CHOICES FOR JAMIE

The fourth in the series, now published June 2016. Having left school. Jamie does not know what to do with himself. When he is sent to Harrogate to his cousin Sarah, he is introduced to a society girl, Geraldine. Will he succumb to her charms?

NANCIE

11-year-old Nancie goes to work as a scullery maid and hears strange noises.See what happens when she investigates

LEA CROFT

A murder/mystery set in Victorian Derbyshire. The body of the farmer's son is found down a gully, and most of the inhabitants of the village are suspects. Will the real culprit be found?  

FLORENCE AND THE HIGHWAYMAN

A romance set in Victorian Cumberland. Florence feels she has to marry Lord Head to save the family from ruin, but when she is abducted by Luke Lancaster she wavers. Who will she end up marrying?

THE PEACOCK BOTTLE

When Amelia Wise inherits a strange, derelict house from her father, she finds a beautiful perfume bottle in the overgrown garden. Who had it belonged to and how had it come to be buried there? Investigations lead her to the discovery of a family tragedy linked to the mysterious bottle. 

MY BOOK OF SILLY POEMS AND THINGS

Clarice the chair (our cover model) enjoys her holiday in the English Lake District. Her search for the best spot in the garden, and attempts to take a break from her own job, have an unexpected result.
Some poems are inspired by real things that happen to me, some were entered into competitions at Eastwood Writers' Group, one of which actually won!
The “things” include stories, memoirs and Thoughts for the Day, so pull up a chair (if you can catch one) and dip in to my silliness.

CHILDREN'S SECTION

MY SILLY POEMS FOR KIDS

A delightful book of silly poems written for children of all ages

 

DOTTY AND RAGGY ARE LOST IN THE WOODS

Dotty the Dormouse and her friend Raggy the Rabbit are attacked by a kestrel when they stray from home. Luckily they are rescued by Caro the Crow.

DOTTY IS LOST

In this picture book for younger children Dotty the Dormouse and Raggy the Rabbit are lost so they ask Caro the Crow to help them find their way home.

CAL SAVES HIS SISTER: A PICTURE BOOK FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Cal the Caveboy is in trouble when his mum asks him to find his sister's necklace, but instead he finds a snake - with Aggy behind it.

CAL'S GOOD IDEA: A PICTURE BOOK FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

When Cal the Caveboy has the good idea of climbing onto a giant tortoise so he can climb a tree, he does not think of the consequence.

CAL THE CAVEBOY

For 6 to 8 year-olds. Cal enlists the help of a giant tortoise when he wants to climb a tree

BAARLIE WANTS TO FLY: A PICTURE BOOK FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Baarlie the lamb sees a pretty butterfly and she wants to fly, but she does not expect the help she receives.

BAARLIE AND THE SNOW: A PICTURE BOOK FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Baarlie the lamb does not like the snow, nor do her friends, but her mum soon puts their minds at rest.

BAARLIE THE NAUGHTY LAMB

For 6 to 8 year-olds, the story of Baarlie who is always in trouble but looks after her sister.

If you would like a signed copy of any of my books email me with 'Jamie' as the subject. Or feel free to email me at any time at: 

angelarigley@aol.co.uk

especially if you have any ideas on how to improve my writing.

 

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