Miss Garnet's Angel

Author(s): Salley Vickers


After the death of her longtime friend and flatmate, retired British history teacher Julia Garnet does something completely out of character: She takes a six-month rental on a modest apartment in Venice. She befriends a young Italian boy and English twins who are restoring a fourteenth-century chapel. And she falls in love for the first time in her life with an art dealer named Carlo.

Juxtaposing Julia's journey of self-discovery with the apocryphal tale of Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Miss Garnet's Angel tells a lyrical, incandescent story of love, loss, miracles, and redemption and of one woman's transformation and epiphany.


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/ Includes PS Section The new edition of 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. / 'Miss Garnet's Angel' is a publishing phenomenon, selling over 244,000 copies in the UK and becoming a classic on the reading group circuit. / Re-issued to coincide with the paperback publication of Salley's fabulous new novel 'The Other Side of You'. / 'Miss Garnet's Angel' was Book of the Year for several major newspapers on first publication including the Daily Telegraph and the Independent / Will be given a stunning new cover treatment designed to attract an even wider readership to this sensational novel.

'Subtle, unexpected and haunting.' Penelope Fitzgerald 'Very kind, very funny.' John Bayley 'Writes like a haunted angel.' The Times 'Rich, complex and haunting!she makes the ancient story as riveting as Miss Garnet's own adventures.' Sunday Times 'The sort of novel I really enjoy.' John Bayley Reveals itself as a surprising exploration of the mysteries of imagination and faith.' Joanna Trollope, Daily Telegraph, Book of the Year 'A refreshing, gentle story.' Anita Brookner, Spectator, Book of the Year 'A subtle, witty tale.' John de Falbe, Spectator 'Delightfully affecting.' Julia Neuberger, Independent, Book of the Year 'Destined for a long life.' David Sexton, Evening Standard, Book of the Year 'If you like Penelope Fitzgerald or Barbara Pym, try Salley Vickers.' Sunday Telegraph 'Original and delightful.' Woman's Journal

Salley Vickers divides her time between London and Venice. Previously a university lecturer in English, when not writing she practices as a psychologist and still lectures widely on the connections between literature, psychology and religion.

General Fields

  • : 9780006514213
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperPerennial
  • : 0.3
  • : May 2001
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Salley Vickers
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823.9/2
  • : 400
  • : maps