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Falling Angels
by Tracy Chevalier | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingraeliz64wing of Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 28, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Soft-Landing): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 28, 2008

8 out of 10

From Amazon -
"1901 was 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."

A really enjoyable read. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, August 18, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This is going out as a bookray.

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Participants:-

CITIBELLE (UK)
frangelle (UK)
Icila (France)
Brujula (France)
LindyLouMac (Italy)
Marjxox (Italy)
fritzykatz (Germany)
easterngirl (USA)
Soft-Landing (USA) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Posted to CITIBELLE today. 


Journal Entry 4 by CITIBELLE from Wigmore, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Recieved this morning as part of bookring. Thankyou raeliz64, I shall read this weekend and post it on next week. 


Journal Entry 5 by CITIBELLE from Wigmore, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 04, 2008

8 out of 10

A really enjoyable read, Chevalier always manages to make it easy for the reader to visualise her scenes. Posting on to next in ring Frangelle. 


Journal Entry 6 by frangelle on Thursday, September 18, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Many thanks for sending this, received today. Will read and then pass on x 


Journal Entry 7 by frangelle on Thursday, January 01, 2009

6 out of 10

Although I found this a really easy read I found the storyline quite slow and dull until right at the end when it picked up. I did find the characters to be likeable, except Kitty and Edith, but still found the plot was lacking.

Have received Icila's address so will post tomorrow (as the post offices are shut today :))

Happy New Year!!! xxx 


Journal Entry 8 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Got this morning although the enveloppe was teared open . 


Journal Entry 9 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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I was well interested in this novel.
Thanks for sharing.

On its way to Brujula. 


Journal Entry 10 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Saturday, March 14, 2009

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arrived today, with a very nice smelling card in it!
Thank you Icila! (now I understand your answer on the french forum!) ;-)
 


Journal Entry 11 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Monday, April 13, 2009

8 out of 10

A very enjoyable read, with nice descriptions, accurate characters, and an atmosphere that feels real.
Thank you for sharing this! 


Journal Entry 12 by Brujula at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 17, 2009

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Mailed to the next reader 


Journal Entry 13 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, May 04, 2009

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Arrived, thankyou to those concerned. This will be the next book I read so that I do not hold it up from its continued travels. 


Journal Entry 14 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 29, 2009

8 out of 10

This is the third novel by Tracy Chevalier that I have read and I have found them all utterly compelling and so different. I loved the choice of title which I felt was a clever use of symbolism, with angels falling throughout the book! The opening chapter may well surprise you about those staid Victorians.
Falling Angels is about the friendship of two little girls Lavinia Waterhouse and Maude Coleman.
Covering the time from when they first met in the local graveyard, where their family plots are next door to each other. It is 1901 and everyone is in mourning for the death of Queen Victoria. We follow the girls growing up through changing times for the next nine years. The book is narrated by just about every character in the book, so the story comes together seen through the eyes of not only the two protagonists but their families, household staff and two members of the graveyard staff that play important roles in the plot. This structure gave the effect of feeling very much part of the plot oneself as though all the characters were speaking to you personally, which very cleverly makes you feel you are there! Drawn into the seemingly mundane lives of the Waterhouse and Coleman families the drama builds as Maude’s mother becomes involved with the suffragette movement and a series of tragedies occur.
I recommend this novel as an enjoyable read written from an interesting angle about a fascinating period in British history.

I am now waiting to hear from Martjxox. Update 31st May Martjxox has asked to be skipped, now awaiting reply from Fritzykatz.
Update June 6th having problems making contact with Fritzykatz.
Update June 10th: A busy time of the year for Fritzykatz but I will hear from her soon according to a BC friend of hers.
Update June 20th:Fritzykatz has found it impossible to get hold of me via PM, odd as others arriving including thankfully one from a bookcrossing colleague of hers with a mailing address for me and a message re her difficulties. 


Journal Entry 15 by LindyLouMac at Bookmooch.com, a bookmoocher -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, June 20, 2009

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/22/2009 UTC) at Bookmooch.com, a bookmoocher -- Controlled Releases

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Thankfully en route at last to Fritzykatz in Germany.
Happy reading

LindyLouMac 


Journal Entry 16 by fritzykatz from Buchenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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WOW! It got here! Thanks so much LindyLouMac for all your trouble. 


Journal Entry 17 by fritzykatz from Buchenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, July 06, 2009

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book; it describes the time period well. 


Journal Entry 18 by fritzykatz from Buchenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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This book is on it's way to Fresno! 


Journal Entry 19 by Soft-Landing from Fresno, California USA on Friday, August 28, 2009

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I'm so happy to receive "Falling Angels" from fritzykatz on August 25, 2009. Strangely the book was waiting for me when I got home from my first visit to Berlin! The favorable comments from journalers make me want to begin reading immediately. 




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