The Spirit of the Age – David Melville Edwards

Town meets Country. Are they ready for each other?

Married off and exiled in disgrace, young Muslim towny Skandi Khan starts a new life in rural Dorset. Her neighbours (hapless James, thrusting and charmless Roger, prickly Stephanie, and soul-eating sea-demon Sireen) are friendly, and Skandi takes to the police force as if born to it; if she can just sort out her marriage! But after a local gangmaster turns up dead events take increasingly shocking turns.

Amongst the cast of thousands there are posh people. Lots of posh people. And possibly witches. In the midst of murder, mayhem, marriages, deaths and births how can anyone win through to happy ever after?