Everything you need to understand or teach The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald.
Fred Fairly - the son of a minister - received a post as a Junior Fellow in one of Cambridge's colleges, St. Angelicus. Fred is a physicist focusing on the exciting intellectual work of his day. In addition to mentoring younger physics students, the conditions of his appointment include the tuning of musical instruments, and he must practice celibacy (his college had been founded some 500 years earlier by a disputed Catholic pope). He meets Daisy Saunders after a bicycling accident on Guestingley Road. The two, both unconscious, are taken in by Mrs. Wrayburn, wife of a Cambridge professor. The novel follows Fred and Daisy. Never having spent a half hour alone with a woman before, Fred falls in love with her, but he has no way of locating her. Daisy is an impoverished young woman from South London, who has been working towards a nursing position at Blackfriars Hospital... View more of the The Gate of Angels Summary
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