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.
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Her portraiture is as intense and jewel-like as a chromolithograph... a highly accomplished work. Boston Globe
Chevalier is a master of voices. Janice P. Nimura
New York Times Full Review
Chevalier's ringing prose is as radiantly efficient as well-tended silver. Gillian Flyn
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A rich story that is true to the era without being a pastiche. Cleveland Plain Dealer
Chevalier has a gift for deftly integrating masses of historical detail into her fiction. The Washington Post
The author's grip on the reader is as powerful as in her first novel... It is almost impossible to break off reading this driving narrative. The Independent
Chevalier does a good line in ghouls, with visits from the Coleman grandmother as much a treat for readers as it is a shuddering nightmare for her relatives. The Guardian
Chevalier writes with sharpness and insight. The Sunday Times
A well researched, vividly imagined and entirely credible tale. The Sunday Telegraph
Chevalier handles this material beautifully... Writing about the past — especially this much written-about period — has its pitfalls, but Chevalier has triumphantly avoided them. The Times
Marvellous... Chevalier catches a society on the brink of the modern age. Daily Mail