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The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald
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I didn't get this book at all. I even had to have the ending explained to me because it seemed like the book I had was a misprint and I thought the book got cut off before the story was finished!

Fred Fairly and Daisy Saunders are the main characters in this love affair/novel....Fred is a Cambridge student questioning faith and in search of science and "truths". Daisy is a nurse who seems to have lots of bad luck but is apparently very attractive because men are always falling for her. Fred is one of them, although I never understood why he fell in love with her. They meet in a funny bicycle accident when they wake up naked in bed together after their resucers mistakenly took the unconscious couple to be married. (The book does have lots of English humor and is enjoyable to read for the author's description of England during 1912's, the suffrage movement, religious ambiguousness)

But the ending, the ending.......
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