A century ago in the euphoria of the armistice, a young woman lay dying in Clovelly. Her parents stood trial for manslaughter.

After a century of secrecy, historian Janet Few has retold the story of the tragedy in the novel Barefoot on the Cobbles.

Published by Ilfracombe publishing collective Blue Poppy Publishing, the debut novel will be available from Saturday, November 17.

Singer songwriter Dan Britton has written a companion song for the novel and together with other songs inspired by the North Devon landscape, his Barefoot on the Cobbles CD is to be launched on the same day.

Janet has added very little to the known facts in order to create her fictionalised account.

The story is very topical, covering World War One, the fight for women’s suffrage and the Spanish flu epidemic.

It also takes the reader from the Clovelly cobbles to Bucks Mills, Bideford, Torquay and the western front.

To celebrate the launch of both novel and CD, Dan and Janet are involved in several events.

Tickets are still available for Dan’s popular annual concert in Meddon on November 17 - contact meddonvillagehall@gmail.com or 07414 552817.

Janet will be talking about the historical research behind the novel, reading extracts and signing copies alongside Dan at 2pm on Saturday at the Pollyfield Centre, Bideford.

Both will be at Clovelly Herring Festival on Sunday and Janet will be giving a talk at Walter Henry’s bookshop in Bideford on November 22.

The book is available from the shop and also from Clovelly Visitor Centre or go to http://bit.do/bfotc .