The Gate of Angels

by Penelope Fitzgerald, Philip Hensher

At Cambridge University in 1912, a physics student crashes into a beautiful young nurse on his bicycle. When they awake in the same bed they are left to ponder whether this was simply a random accident or perhaps something greater. Featuring an introduction by Philip Hensher.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544484108
  • ISBN-10: 054448410X
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 10/13/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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    Short-listed for the Booker Prize. 


    “A singular accomplishment.” — Boston Globe 


    “Powerfully bewitching.” — Los Angeles Times 


    In 1912, rational Fred Fairly, one of Cambridge’s best and brightest, crashes his bike and wakes up in bed with a stranger — fellow casualty Daisy Saunders, a charming, pretty, generous working-class nurse. So begins a series of complications — not only of the heart but also of the head — as Fred and Daisy take up each other’s education and turn each other’s philosophies upside down. 


    This new edition features an introduction by Philip Hensher, author of Scenes from Early Life, along with new cover art.


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    “A singular accomplishment.” — Boston Globe 


    “Powerfully bewitching.” — Los Angeles Times 


    “Funny, touching, wise.” — Washington Post