Falling Angels

by Tracy Chevalier | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007108265 Global Overview for this book
Registered by disneyfreaksam of Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on 3/20/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by disneyfreaksam from Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Using a number of perspectives - wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and servants, and a gravediggers son - this book follows the fortunes of two families in the first years of the twentieth century.

Journal Entry 2 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Her writing, once again, got me hooked and the characters just pop to life. I dont like when her books end and wonder what would happen to these characters next.

Journal Entry 3 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 02, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/2/2012 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Enjoy

Journal Entry 4 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, July 08, 2012
Got this book in the mail a while back, thank you, disneyfreaksam, for sending it to me!

Book description from the author's website:
January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria’s death: Two families visit neighboring 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.

A poignant tale of two families brought reluctantly together, Falling Angels is an intimate story of childhood friendships, sexual awakening and human frailty. Yet its epic sweep takes in the changing of a nation, the fight for women’s suffrage and the questioning of steadfast beliefs.

Journal Entry 5 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
I read this book in two days, between March 25 and March 27, 2018.

I liked Falling Angels quite a lot, as it took place during a fascinating time in history. The characters and their relationships were interesting, but what really captured me was the women's suffrage movement. I didn't like this book quite as much as my two favorite books by Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Remarkable Creatures. I think unfortunately the ending ruined my enjoyment of the book a bit.

Journal Entry 6 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, September 23, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (9/20/2019 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Mailed the book to kihaan. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingkihaanwing at Laihia, Pohjanmaa / Österbotten Finland on Monday, September 23, 2019
Thank you for this wishlist book, CandyDarling!

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