Falling Angels

by Tracy Chevalier

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A poignant and historical tale of two families brought reluctantly together, Falling Angels is an intimate story of childhood friendships, sexual awakening and human frailty. Its epic sweep takes in the changing of a nation, the fight for women's suffrage and the questioning of steadfast beliefs. Will friendship overcome the social boundaries of Edwardian London?

Falling Angels Synopsis

January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria's death: two families visit neighbouring graves in a fashionable London cemetery. One is decorated with a sentimental angel, the other an elaborate urn. The Waterhouses revere the late Queen and cling to Victorian traditions; the Colemans look forward to a more modern society. To their mutual distaste, the families are inextricably linked when their daughters become friends behind the tombstones. And worse, befriend the gravedigger's son. As the girls grow up and the new century finds its feet, as cars replace horses and electricity outshines gas lighting, Britain emerges from the shadows of oppressive Victorian values to a golden Edwardian summer. It is then that the beautiful, frustrated Mrs Coleman makes a bid for greater personal freedom, with disastrous consequences, and the lives of the Colemans and the Waterhouses are changed forever.

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Falling Angels Press Reviews

'Sex and death meet again in Tracy Chevalier's marvellous evocation of Edwardian England'
Daily Mail

'The author's grip on the reader is as powerful as in her first novel. It is almost impossible to break off reading this driving narrative'
Independent

'A master stylist in the making'
Boston Globe

'Writing about the past - especially this much written-about period - has its pitfalls, but Chevalier has triumphantly avoided them. The result is a novel that shows both the strangeness of the world as it was and its closeness to our own time'
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ISBN: 9780007217236
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007217236
Publication date: 3rd July 2006
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the author of six previous novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, The Lady and the Unicorn, Burning Bright and Remarkable Creatures. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to London in 1984, where she lives with her husband and son. The film of Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth as Vermeer, was released in the UK in January. It was nominated for 10 BAFTAs and two Academy Awards. Photograph © Eammon McCabe

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