No Angel

No Angel

Book - 2003
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It is early in the 20th century, before World War I, and Queen Victoria is recently dead. When Celia announces that she wants to marry Oliver, her aristocratic parents are outraged. Not only is he the mere son of a publisher, but Celia is pregnant. Then Celia finds her own place in the publishing world with a biography of the late queen.
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781585674817
Branch Call Number: FICTION Vincenzi
Characteristics: vii, 626 p. ; 24 cm


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martha_w Mar 12, 2015

This is one of those books I'm giving an extremely high rating while making sure to note that it is kind of absurd. This is very Downton Abbey-esque in that it is, despite its classy British pedigree, at its heart a soap opera. There are love affairs, deaths, scandals, secrets, illegitimate children, and more, all set against the backdrop of 1900s/1910s/1920s England. It's a sprawling family saga and there are a lot of characters, but they're all interesting and well-drawn, and once you really get into the heart of the book it's almost impossible to put down. This isn't highbrow literary fiction; there are lots of absurd plot points like two main characters just BARELY escaping being on the Titanic, and yet if you're just looking for a fun read, this is a great bet. I lost many hours of sleep reading late into the night, and would recommend it to fans of Downton Abbey and other early 20th century period pieces. Extra props for having a complex, not always likable female character as its lead. So enjoyable.

Oct 05, 2012

A friend lent me this novel. The first in a three book series. On first seeing the size of this book I didn't think I'd bother. I'm glad I did. It was really enjoyable. I'm now looking forward to the second "Something Dangerous"

irishbrennie Sep 05, 2012

impossible to put down. The characters are very engaging and real for the Edwardian period. I was sad when the book ended but glad when I found there was a sequel. Fast read, its like talking with friends.


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