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Although the point of view shifts between many characters (with even the Coleman's maid and cook getting their say, sometimes unnecessarily), Falling Angels is essentially the children's story, since it is their lives that are most open to change. The narrative spans exactly the years of Edward VII's reign, from the morning after his mother Queen Victoria's death in January 1901 to his own death in May 1910. Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) deftly uses the nation's dramatically different mourning for these two monarchs to signal the social transformations of the period. Readers at ease with English history will find Falling Angels an unusually subtle novel, with an emotional range that recalls the best of the Edwardian novelists, E.M. Forster, and his quintessential novel of Edwardian manners, Howard's End. --Regina Marler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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enjoyed another of Chevalier's work. good plot - imaginative writing. planning to download more of her stories! Have read three of hers already and enjoyed all.Published 19 months ago by margaret g hanna
When I picked up this book, I expected it to be much like Girl with a Pearl Earring, but in fact is was quite different. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by "roxyfire"
This was just simply a great book. It is written in a journal format with several characters of the book taking a chapter or journal entry to tell the story. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Sarah
I agree with the previous reviewer in that Chevalier is one of the few authors whose books I'll pick up, just because her name is on the cover. Read morePublished on June 5 2004
Of all of Chevalier's novels, this by far was my favorite. Each and every character was interesting and strongly solidified. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Cori Cormier
The popularity of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (book and film), plus a review of *this* book by an acquaintance, convinced me, "read this book" ... read anything by this author. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Erika Borsos
I simply couldn't put this down. The beginning is a knock-out and the rest of the plot is so very powerful - it's a wonderful read. Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by mco5412
This is a story that takes place in a graveyard and that's exactly where this book belongs. After reading a flurry of good books, my good run came to an end with this disaster. Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Sheri D.