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by Salley Vickers

eBook Miss Garnet's Angel download ISBN: 0452282977
Author: Salley Vickers
Publisher: Plume (April 2, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1277 kb
Fb2: 1990 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Following on from 'Miss Garnet's Angel', this brilliant novel confirms Salley Vickers as a writer who transcends generations.

From the author of Miss Garnet's Angel, a story of the redemptive power of love and community in the famous French cathedral town. There is something very special about Agnès Morel. A quiet presence in the small French town of Chartres, she can be found cleaning the famed medieval cathedral each morning and doing odd jobs for the townspeople. Following on from 'Miss Garnet's Angel', this brilliant novel confirms Salley Vickers as a writer who transcends generations. The Boy Who Could See Death.

She lives in London and is currently Royal Literary Fund fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge, UK. Her latest novel is The Cleaner of Chartres.

Salley Vicker’s sensational debut novel, ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’, is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice . Julia Garnet is a teacher

Salley Vicker’s sensational debut novel, ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’, is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time. Julia Garnet is a teacher. Its beauty, its secret corners and treasures, and its people overwhelm a lifetime of reserve and caution. Above all, she’s touched by the all-prevalent spirit of the Angel, Raphael

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After the death of her longtime friend Harriet, schoolteacher Julia Garnet takes an apartment in Venice for six months, falls in love for the first time with an art dealer named Carlo, and unravels the ancient story of Tobias and the Angel at her new church. A first novel. Reprint.
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(3.5 stars) Miss Garnet, a recently retired English school teacher does one of the more impulsive things in her life by renting a flat in Venice after the unexpected death of her flat-mate, Harriet. She surprises herself by making friends and becoming intrigued by not only the architecture, but the churches, despite her long time involvement with communism. Her new companions include an American couple, her land lady and boy related to her, and two young people who are restoring a chapel near her apartment. Miss Garnet is entranced by the story told in a series of panels that relate to the biblical story of Tobit, which is interwoven into the chapters of her story. She is surprised to find a connection with the angel Gabriel and even finds the spark of romance. Things change for her when she realizes that her romance is not what it seems and that the young woman restorer is troubled. Miss Garnet begins to realize how much Venice means to her and must decide what to do at this crossroad in her life. This is a quiet novel with some bittersweet realizations for a woman who is just beginning to blossom in her twilight years.
This is not a fast paced read, but a gentle story about an older "straight laced" woman who has never married. After her good friend and living companion dies, she decides to live in Venice for 6 months. This experience shows her a side of life that she never thought possibly and, through it, evolves into a very different person. Read Tobit from the Apocrypha as a companion piece to further gain insight into the story.
Recommended to me by a fellow traveler while we were in Venice. I enjoyed the book and could picture most of the places described as we had recently visited them.
I got this book used for a book club review and found it stimulating and compelling. There were two stories simultaneously written, which turned some club readers off, but I felt it added depth to the story. Much of the story was based on real places in Venice, along with an apocrypha biblical story, which ran parallel with the main theme. I understand Salley Vickers has written her story for a movie version. I am looking forward to it's eventual release.
A very unusual book full of surprises and with a double story. Though the link between the 2 separated by 1000s of years is not obvious. I preferred the Venice based story which is full of odd encounters, wonderful exploration of the city and some of its marvels and mostly the travel of self discovery and of life by Mrs Garnett. Enchanting...
What a joy to read this lovely book shortly after returning from a trip to Venice. Steeped in the art and history of Venice and in an obscure story from the Apocrypha, the novel is multitextural, haunting, and ethereal just like the serpentine streets of that most Serene of Cities. The subject matter sounds weighty but it is never dull. Elements of a mystery are part of this story of the spinster English school teacher Miss Jula Garnet who is changed forever by her stay in Venice and the people she meets there.I kept turning pages to find out what would happen next. Just a wonderfully literate,and thoughtful book. It will stay in your memory.
This was a fascinating novel, with fairly contemporary action interspersed with a retelling to the story in the Book of Tobit. The central character, Miss Garnet, is a retired British spinster who shows great personal and spiritual growth with the help of those she encounters in Venice. The author created a lively and beautiful view of life in Venice and some very colorful characters.
When my wife and I were planning a trip to Italy a few years ago, we had included Venice as a destination. I talked to our librarian about a book which would introduce us to Venice and she suggested this....and boy, was she right. It provided the feel of Venice and while it did include information of various must see sites, the best thing was we arrived in Venice with a understanding of what it was like to live there briefly. Although a fictional account, it covered the heart as well as the view.