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The gate of angels

By: Fitzgerald, Penelope Hensher, Philip(Introduction by)

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000654360X / 9780006543602
Paperback
823.914
04/09/1991
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20 cm 176 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Collins, 1990.
Beautiful reissue of this wonderful Fitzgerald backlist title, shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize Part of extensive re-packaging of all Fitzgerald's backlist. Competition: A.S. Byatt, Rose Tremain

Beautiful reissue of this wonderful Fitzgerald backlist title, shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize In 1912 Fred Fairly is a Junior Fellow at the college of St Angelicus in Cambridge, where for centuries no female, not even a pussy cat, has been allowed to set foot ("though the starlings couldn't altogether be regulated").

Fred lectures in physics and the questionable nature of matter and worries about the universal problem known in Cambridge at the time as 'the absurdity of the Mind-Body Relationship'.

To Fred this is tormenting rather than absurd. The young woman beside him when he wakes up one evening in the Wrayburns' spare bedroom might help resolve it, but how can he tell if she is quite what she seems?

Fred is a scientist. To him the truth should be everything, and indeed he thinks it is.

But scientists make mistakes. The Gate of Angels is a funny, touching and inspiring look at male-female relationships and the problems caused by thinking just a little too much.

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YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YQEF School editions of English literature fiction texts

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