Miss Garnet’s Angel

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Miss Garnet’s Angel

by Sally Vickers


C lients often lament, “I’m sick or reading novels with predictable and formulaic plots. Can you recommend an author who has a bit more substance - a psychological, cultural and even theological approach? Reading that teaches me something about life as well as being entertaining.”

My thoughts exactly. So when my writer-friend Barbara-Turner Vesselago suggested that “Miss Garnet’s Angel” would fit the bill, I went straight to the library and reserved every novel by Sally Vickers. There are a lot of them!

S ally Vickers, it turns out, has been a psychoanalyst - no wonder I took to her writing! Her education and life-experience is broad and this has set her up well to be a writer. She is described as

“a novelist in the great English tradition of moral seriousness. Her characters suffer, they struggle to be true to both themselves and the promptings of the human heart. If you enjoy reading the work of Marilynne Robinson, Penelope Fitzgerald and James Salter you should be reading Vickers.” MICHAEL DIRDA Washington Post


I f you haven’t read anything by Sally Vicker’s yet, start with “Miss Garnet’s Angel”. I myself have read it three times, and not always on aeroplanes!

I’d love to hear your experience of reading this book!

Intrigued?