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The Gate of Angels

From the Booker Prize-wining author of ‘Offshore’ and ‘the Blue Flower’ – this Booker Prize-shortlisted novel centres on Cambridge Fellow Fred Fairly’s search for a rational riposte to love.

In 1912 Fred Fairly is a Junior Fellow at the college of St Angelicus in Cambridge, where for centuries no female, not even a pussy cat, has been allowed to set foot (“though the starlings couldn’t altogether be regulated”). Fred lectures in physics and the questionable nature of matter and…

The Gate Of Angels

Pub Date : 1998 | Author : Penelope Fitzgerald | Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 0395848385
ISBN 13 : 9780395848388

Young Fred Fairly, a junior fellow at St. Angelicus College in 1912 Cambridge, falls in love with the dangerously mysterious Daisy, whom he awakens next to one morning after a frea..

The Bookshop

Pub Date : 1978 | Author : Penelope Fitzgerald | Publisher : Everyman's Library

ISBN 10 : 9781400041268
ISBN 13 : 1400041260

Includes three novels: "The Bookshop," about a bookstore owner bothered by hostile townsfolk, "The Gates of Angels," an Edwardian romance, and "The Blue Flower," about the fictiona..

The Bookshop

Pub Date : 1997-09-15 | Author : Penelope Fitzgerald | Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 9780547524771
ISBN 13 : 0547524773

Short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement In 1959 Flo..

The Blue Flower

Pub Date : 1997-04-15 | Author : Penelope Fitzgerald | Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 9780547524764
ISBN 13 : 0547524765

In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father's permission to wed his true philosophy --..

The Beginning Of Spring

Pub Date : 1998-09-03 | Author : Penelope Fitzgerald | Publisher : HMH

ISBN 10 : 9780547524795
ISBN 13 : 054752479X

Short-listed for the Booker Prize “Fitzgerald was the author of several slim, perfect novels. The Blue Flower and The Beginning of Spring both had me abuzz for days the first tim..

Human Voices

Pub Date : 2013-03-18 | Author : Penelope Fitzgerald | Publisher : HMH

ISBN 10 : 9780544227682
ISBN 13 : 0544227689

A British radio station struggles through the London blitz, in a “wonderful” novel of World War II England (A.S. Byatt), by a veteran of the BBC. The nation is listening. It’..

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

Pub Date : 2012-09-01 | Author : Steven Pinker | Publisher : Penguin Books

ISBN 10 : 9780143122012
ISBN 13 : 0143122010

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values t..

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