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Less Than Angels

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844085811

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 1st April 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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‘She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life’ Anne Tyler

Less Than Angels follows the loves, works and hopes of a group of young anthropologists.

Catherine Oliphant is a writer and lives with handsome anthropologist Tom Mallow. Their relationship runs into trouble when he begins a romance with student Deirdre Swann, so Catherine turns her attention to the reclusive anthropologist Alaric Lydgate, who has a fondness for wearing African masks. Added to this love triangle are the activities of Deirdre’s fellow students and their attempts to win the competition for a research grant.

The course of true love or academia never did run smooth.

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I am a huge fan of Barbara Pym
RICHARD OSMAN
She can be seriously, hilariously funny - no other novelist has celebrated our national silliness with such exuberance
KATE SAUNDERS
She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heart-breaking silliness of everyday life
ANNE TYLER
Her best [novels] are sheer delight, and all of them companionable. Quiet, paradoxical, funny and sad, they have the iron in them of permanence too
JOHN UPDIKE, NEW YORKER