Falling Angels

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HarperCollins, 2006 - Children - 403 pages
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1901, the year of Queen Victoria’s death. The two graves stood next to each other, both beautifully decorated. One had a large urn - some might say ridiculously large - and the other, almost leaning over the first, an angel - some might say overly sentimental. The two families visiting the cemetery to view their respective neighbouring graves were divided even more by social class than by taste. They would certainly never have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends. And furthermore - and even more unsuitably - become involved in the life of the gravedigger’s son. As the girls grow up, as the century wears on, as the new era and the new King change social customs, the lives and fortunes of the Colemans and the Waterhouses become more and more closely intertwined - neighbours in life as well as death.

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I didn't really expect to like this book as much as I did. I picked it up, not knowing what I would make of it but I enjoyed it. I do love short chapters in books so this was a bonus for me. I easily ... Read full review

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Chevalier is a new author for me so I was surprised to see how many other people already know her! and looking at the list of the number of things she has written---how did I miss her for so long? I ... Read full review

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Tracy Chevalier is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, and The Lady and the Unicorn. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to London in 1984, where she lives with her husband and son. She has a website at www.tchevalier.com.

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