Falling angels

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Alfaguara, 2002 - Fiction - 463 pages
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Enero de 1901, el día después de la muerte de la reina Victoria: dos familias visitan tumbas vecinas en un cementerio londinense. Una está decorada con un ángel, la otra es una urna. Los Waterhouse reverencian a la última Reina y se aferran a las tradiciones victorianas los Coleman ansían una sociedad más moderna. Para su disgusto, ambas se ven irremediablemente unidas cuando sus hijas se hacen amigas. Y pronto las acompaña también el hijo del sepulturero. Mientras las niñas crecen y el nuevo siglo se asienta, a medida que los coches sustituyen a los caballos y la electricidad suplanta a la luz de gas, una nación emerge de las opresivas sombras victorianas hacia una era más luminosa. Es entonces cuando la hermosa y frustrada señora Coleman apuesta por su libertad personal, con consecuencias que cambiarán las vidas de las dos familias para siempre.

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Tracy Chevalier (born October 1962 in Washington, DC) is a bestselling historical novelist. She was raised in Washington, D.C and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland. After receiving her B.A. in English from Oberlin College, she moved to England in 1984 where she worked several years as a reference book editor. Leaving her job in 1993, she began a year-long M.A in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her career began with the book The Virgin Blue but she became well known with her novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, a book based on the creation of the famous painting by Vermeer. The film based on the novel received three Academy Award nominations in 2004. Burning Bright, published in March 2007, concerns two children who become neighbors of William Blake in London in 1792. Her latest novel is Remarkable Creatures, based on the life of the English 19th-century fossil collector Mary Anning. She lives in London with her husband and son.

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