ANGELS form the centrepiece of a Pagham woman’s first book.
Mavis Thompson was inspired to publish the collection of stories she recorded for more than 20 years by a newspaper article.
The article told how a suicidal man was talked out of jumping off a bridge by a stranger who quickly disappeared.
Mavis said the stories were all true accounts of what she says are angels appearing to her or her loved ones and the mysterious and unexpected shapes and forms they took in people’s daily lives.
“Angels Come in Strange Disguises is a delightful and charming collection of stories for those who love angel stories and are inspired to connect with a more spiritual realm,” she said.
She said even more cynical readers will find their hearts melting at the moving accounts, some lighthearted and amusing, others dramatic.
“Readers will even be inspired to recall incidents in their own lives that, in hindsight, were not merely coincidences, but the work of angels,” she said.
Mrs Thompson said her unwavering faith has sustained and inspired her throughout her life, and she wanted to share these memorable stories with others.
“If the book helps someone when they are low, or when they want something light-hearted, then it will have served its purpose,” she said.
Mavis, of Harbour Road, Pagham, was born in 1938 in India.
She moved in the 1960s to Bolney where she worked as a personnel manager for an insurance agency.
She was married for more than 30 years to her first husband, Peter Kelly, with whom she has three children.
She is now married to her second husband Michael Thompson.
Angels Come in Strange Disguises by Mavis Thompson – published by Clink Street Publishing – is available online at retailers including Amazon.