The Angel and the Cad is the Times Book of the Week

Roger Lewis has selected The Angel and the Cad by Geraldine Roberts as the Times Book of the Week:

“It dawned on me while reading this mostly excellent book that here we have, in the courtship and marriage of Catherine Tylney Long and William Wellesley Pole, the archetypal plot and theme of every single English novel, from Jane Austen and the Brontës , to Thackeray, Dickens and Bram Stoker, right up to Iris Murdoch, Barbara Cartland, and the Kingsley Amis of Take a Girl Like You: ie, the erotic tussle between a well-shaped virgin and a cold and crafty demon, with money and inheritance flung into the mix.”

The Angel and the Cad is published by Pan Macmillan on Thursday 18th June.

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