FALLING ANGELS is Tracy Chevalier's long-awaited follow-up to her international bestseller GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING. However, this new title is far from a companion piece to her beloved debut.
FALLING ANGELS begins January 1901, the morning after Queen Victoria's death, the morning that her son, the dandy King Edward VII becomes monarch. This is a telling date to begin a novel with, and Chevalier doesn't waste any time setting up her main character, Kitty Coleman, as the archetype of the new Edwardian age. Kitty is an upstanding London lady --- beautiful, refined and very, very smart. She has a handsome husband, a plain but intelligent daughter, and a beautif