1810 England, the height of the Napoleonic wars. It was thought that humans walked the path of enlightenment leaving monsters and dark things behind. However, those monsters and night stalkers merely hide in the darkness, as a young maid, Bernadette, soon finds out.
Is Angela wrong? She seems to know what she's talking about. Especially about the eavesdropping; nasty habit that. Of course, if I didn't eavesdrop on the voices in my head, I'd never write any stories and Anathema would never have been produced.