Synopses & Reviews
Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year-old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to become a feted authoress, owner of great riches and of Paradise House. After reading The Lady Irania, publishers Brace and Gilchrist are certain the novel will be a success, in spite ofand perhaps because ofits overblown style. But they are curious as to who could have written such a book.
"Angel" provides an introduction by Hilary Mantel.