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Angell, Pearl and Little God

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Was it Pearl Friedel's fault she was beautiful? If she had been plain, William Angell, the self-indulgent solicitor and lover of beautiful things, would never have given her the chance to escape the tedium of everyday life. It was a very satisfactory arrangement - until Little God stepped in. An ambitious boxer with a vicious reputation, he wanted Pearl for himself, no ...more
Paperback, 438 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Policy Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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Kate Vane
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angell, Pearl and Little God is a dark and fascinating story of three people brought together by mutual need and mistrust.

Angell is a wealthy and respected lawyer, product of a public school. Pearl is a young woman from a middle-class family, working on a perfume counter, but discontented with her limited prospects. Little God has grown up in an orphanage and is trying to make his way as a boxer, while working as chauffeur to an aristocrat.

Angell, the lawyer, has intellect, wealth and social
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Jan
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book - the three main characters were really well developed and stayed true throughout their interactions. Beautifully with great attention to detail but without becoming tedious.

Quite hard to pigeonhole the genre - not a romance or a thriller or even a murder mystery! Possibly a sporting biography tinged with a tale of manners... who know, or cares really - its simply a good story!

Rusty
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a most interesting read about a beautiful young shop girl, Pearl, who marries a rich fat man, Angell, but falls in love with a tough and handsome boxer, Little God, who hopes to obtain the title in his weight class. Yes, he is a ladies man and has no trouble picking any woman he chooses. The problem is that he cannot get Pearl out of his mind and pursues her until their romance blossoms. Of course, the husband eventually discovers their affair but since he has fallen so deeply in love with ...more
Diane Parsons
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meticulously crafted by a mature writer who understands human nature, and good plot design, Winston Graham kept me spellbound with this story of a love triangle from beginning to end. This book is a classic.
Mary
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Bookmooch
Pearl Fridell is a truly beautiful woman; yet is she also to blame for her beauty? All she knew was that the self-indulgent but successful solicitor, Wilfred Angell would never have looked at her twice if she had been plain. Mr. Angell was a self-described lover of beautiful things, and through her relationship with him, Pearl was exposed to a fashionable lifestyle that she otherwise never would have experienced had she stayed in the background for her entire life. It was quite a satisfactory ...more
Lesley
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fat solicitor Wilfred Angell is very set in his ways. He is rather wealthy, an art collector. A bachelor, He loves to eat oysters, and has exact amounts of change in his wallet. All this is about to change when he meets Pearl on an aeroplane to Switzerland. Little does he know she already had an encounter with Godfrey, or "Little God" as he is known in the boxing world.
So begins a tale of treachery and revenge as Wilfred is drawn into the world of criminals - but is he really any better than
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Lili
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, paperback
This is not my review but the review from the book itself. It's a book I read years ago and need to read again.

Pearl Friedell is beautiful, and with that beauty comes problems. On one hand, William Angell is a self-indulgent solicitor and lover of beautiful things. On the other, Little God is an ambitious boxer with a vicious reputation. He wants Pearl for himself, no matter what the cost.
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Winston Graham was the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and in 1983 was invested ...more