O'Riordan, Kate The Angel in the House

ISBN 13: 9780006551713

The Angel in the House

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9780006551713: The Angel in the House

A romantic comedy – of sorts…

Robert has taken a long time to fall in love, and finally, he does so – with Angela. He thinks she’s the angel he’s been waiting for. And she certainly does have angelic qualities, but underneath she’s something else entirely, something Robert can’t quite fathom. Who, or what, is she committed to that takes up so much time? Why can’t she invite him home? Why is she so guarded about her early life growing up in Ireland with the strange Aunts Bridie, Regina and Maisie? And why, exactly, has her Uncle Mikey stayed in the attic for the last fifty years?

Pungent and funny, packed with hilariously grotesque characters. A rare mix of comedy and really fine writing.

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‘A sublime comedy, with wit and frolics that will make you laugh out loud.’ Good Book Guide

‘A hugely enjoyable book. The plot twists and turns, the subplots integrate perfectly into the central love story, and in Robert and Angela, O'Riordan has created characters the reader can't fail to warm to. “The Angel in the House” is quite adorable.’ Sunday Tribune

‘The world of this story, the city, the people, the extraordinary that exists in the ordinary, is observed with wonderful insight… We can see with clarity how people listen but don't always hear and how much of what is meant is obscured under layers of misunderstanding. Highly recommended.’ Impact

‘A book lover’s dream. Hugely enjoyable, beautifully written, funny and moving.’ Sunday Tribune

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"A sublime comedy, with wit and frolics that will make you laugh out loud."
GOOD BOOK GUIDE

Robert has taken a long time to fall in love and finally he does so – with Angela, the angel he's been waiting for all his life. Angela falls for Robert, the man she has not been waiting for all her life. It should be easy… But who is the sweet and mysterious Angela really? Why does she never invite him home? And why, exactly, has her Uncle Mikey been in an attic in Ireland for the last fifty years?

"A hugely enjoyable book. In Robert and Angela, O'Riordan has created characters the reader can't fail to warm to. 'The Angel in the House' is quite adorable."
SUNDAY TRIBUNE

"An enchanting love story, peopled with memorable characters and written with wit, insight and a sure understanding. O'Riordan is a witty and imaginative writer – the scene where Angela confronts a giant Glaswegian flasher is laugh-out-loud funny."
DUBLIN EVENING HERALD

"The world of this story, the city, the people, the extraordinary that exists in the ordinary, is observed with wonderful insight… We can see with clarity how people listen but don't always hear and how much of what is meant is obscured under layers of misunderstanding. Highly recommended."
IMPACT

"Highly agreeable… with a multitude of twists and turns."
THE TIMES

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O'Riordan, Kate
Published by Flamingo (2001)
ISBN 10: 0006551718 ISBN 13: 9780006551713
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