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Salley Vickers

Autor/a de Miss Garnet's Angel

22+ obres 3,985 Membres 143 Ressenyes 18 preferits

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Obres de Salley Vickers

Miss Garnet's Angel (2000) 1,228 exemplars
The Other Side of You (2006) 502 exemplars
Instances of the Number 3 (2001) 443 exemplars
Mr Golightly's Holiday (2003) 403 exemplars
The Cleaner of Chartres (2012) 336 exemplars
The Librarian (2018) 307 exemplars
Dancing Backwards (2009) 183 exemplars
Cousins (1703) 78 exemplars
Aphrodite's Hat (2010) 77 exemplars
Grandmothers (2019) 71 exemplars
The Gardener (2021) 56 exemplars
The Boy Who Could See Death (2015) 34 exemplars
Kings and Queens (2003) 7 exemplars
Vacation (2012) 7 exemplars

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Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Col·laborador — 302 exemplars
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
The Best British Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods (2011) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
A Day in the Life (2003) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1948
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Educació
University of Cambridge
Professions
professor
psychoanalyst
novelist
Relacions
Delaney, Frank (husband|divorced)
Kingfisher, Rupert (son)
Organitzacions
Saint Deiniol's Library, Hawarden
Agent
Gillon Aitken (Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd.)
Biografia breu
Salley Vickers grew up as the child of parents in the British Communist Party. Her father was a trade union leader and her mother a social worker. She won a state scholarship to St Paul’s Girl’s School and went on to read English at Newnham College Cambridge. She has worked as a cleaner, a dancer, an artist’s model, a teacher of children with special needs, a university teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst. She now writes full time and lectures widely on many subjects, particularly the connections between, art, literature, psychology and religion. Her principal interests are opera, bird watching, dancing and poetry, to which her father introduced her at an early age. One of his favourite poets, W.B.Yeats was responsible for her name Salley, (the Irish for 'willow') which comes from Yeats’s poem set to music by Benjamin Britten 'Down by the salley gardens'. She has two adult sons, and two grandchildren. She is a member of PEN and the RSPB.

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Prim, English spinster travels to Venice where she loses her preconceptions and finds her angel. I liked it a lot and find it hard to top this review http://us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/miss_garnets_angel.html
 
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featherbooks | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
If you like Venice; if like me you read The Apocrypha at school as a work of literature; and if you like the books of Salley Vickers you'll find this a good read. It's a genuinely clever attempt to tie the story of Tobias and the Angel to the life of slightly starchy spinster Julia Garnet now on a prolonged stay in Venice and the people whom she meets and interacts with there. It's a good story. It's a clever story. But I never quite believed in the characters. Almost, but not quite. Read it when you're in Venice. Then it won't matter at all.… (més)
 
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
When I read the reviews, and the authors of those reviews, on tne inside pages of this book, I thought I was in for an unmissable treat. But I must have missed the point somewhere along the line. I found the characterisation of an English village and its life, and the characters themselves interesting but something of a caricature. The religious theme, which emerged as the novel progressed, remained a puzzling one for me, despite having been raised solidly CofE (lapsed now). I didn't exactly plough through it, but I wasn't sorry when I got to the - somewhat curious - end.… (més)
 
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |

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Obres
22
També de
8
Membres
3,985
Popularitat
#6,334
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
143
ISBN
182
Llengües
9
Preferit
18

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