- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Legends Press; Special ed. edition (April 20 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785079778
- ISBN-13: 978-1785079771
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 240 g
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A is for Angelica: The Legend Press Collection Paperback – Apr 20 2015
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About the Author
Iain Broome is the author of the novel, A is for Angelica. He grew up in a small town in Derbyshire and lives in Sheffield with his wife and identical twin boys. A graduate of Sheffield Hallam's MA Writing programme, Iain has edited literary magazines, co-run a successful monthly spoken word event and currently maintains a popular website and podcast about writing, reading and publishing. Visit iainbroome.com to find out more.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
I really enjoyed this book.
Cleverly written with just the tiniest tinge of overstatement here and there, the book is an excellent, if fairly short, read that makes you laugh out loud even where it makes you cry. Excellent stuff; more, please!
He comes across at times as a mixture of Adrian Mole and the boy from The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time, but for all his quirks he is not a bad person.
The fact that he keeps his bed-ridden wife upstairs and tells nobody she has had a second stroke could be seen as sinister but he truly believes he can look after her alone.
When Gordon befriends the new neighbour, Angelica, things start to become a bit unravelled, eventually Gordon will have to tell someone.
This debut novel by Iain Broome is by turns, comic, tragic and quite touching. I will be looking out for more by Mr. Broome in the future and would highly recommend this book to all