Falling Angels

Falling Angels

A Novel

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2007
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The changing social climate in England, spurred by the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, is reflected in the lives of Maude Coleman and Lavinia Waterhouse, two young girls of different classes who meet and become fast friends while their families are visiting adjoining funeral plots.

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An elegant, daring, original, and compelling novel, set against a gas lit backdrop of social and political turbulence in early twentieth-century London, Falling Angels draws a picture of family life that exposes the prejudices and flaws of a changing time. In January 1901, two families become inextricably linked when their daughters meet in a fashionable London cemetery. Separated by social class as well as taste, the Waterhouses cling to traditions while the Colemans look ahead to a more modern society. As the girls grow up and the nation emerges from the shadows of oppressive Victorian values, one woman's bid for greater personal freedom has disastrous consequences, changing the lives of both families forever.

Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : High Bridge Audio, c2007
ISBN: 9781602525566
Branch Call Number: PLAY FIC CHE
Characteristics: 1 sound media player ( hrs.) :,digital ;,3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.
Additional Contributors: Twomey, Anne

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JCLJoyceM Jul 03, 2018

I love cemeteries, and the graveyard is prominent in this book, which is set in Europe during the women’s suffrage movement. I liked it best of the three Chevalier novels which I have read because it is set in more modern times – early 1900s – versus her historical novels set in the more distant past. This one does not incorporate with any real men or women.

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Mar 25, 2015

When I first read this book several years ago I did not like it. Now I've tried the audio version & am very taken with it. The reader is excellent, just the right tone, caught my imagination & I find myself listening to it frequently. Since the reading I've visited many Victorian cemeteries & now have a totally different view of the story - maybe that made the difference. TC is most enjoyable.

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