Less Than Angels - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Less Than Angels - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/04/2010
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'She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life' Anne Tyler

Less Than Angels follows the loves, works and hopes of a group of young anthropologists.

Catherine Oliphant is a writer and lives with handsome anthropologist Tom Mallow. Their relationship runs into trouble when he begins a romance with student Deirdre Swann, so Catherine turns her attention to the reclusive anthropologist Alaric Lydgate, who has a fondness for wearing African masks. Added to this love triangle are the activities of Deirdre's fellow students and their attempts to win the competition for a research grant.

The course of true love or academia never did run smooth.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085811
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 18 mm


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I am a huge fan of Barbara Pym -- RICHARD OSMAN
She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heart-breaking silliness of everyday life -- ANNE TYLER

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“A gentle comedy of anthropology and London life”

Some of Pym’s books deal with clergy in all their variation and even absurdity, whereas in this book many of the characters are anthropologists, a strange breed of people in many ways. With their ambitions to be in... More

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