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Who Was Angela Zendalic

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A sensitive and moving portrayal of racism, and the personal and sexual restraints, that were so much part of life in the post war years. A story told with skill, humour and a mirror to profoundly changing times.

Who Was Angela Zendalic is set in Oxford, in the locality of Jericho and the world of University academia, between 1953 and the present. In 1954, after a brief love affair with an African postgraduate, Peggy Edwards, a war widow and librarian, gives birth to Angela, and due to the heartless discrimination of society, and her own deep shame, must give her up for adoption. Angela is adopted by a loving and well-meaning white couple, and as she grows up must come to terms with racial prejudice, the confusion surrounding her circumstances, and of falling in love with a man fifteen years her senior. Sarah, Angela's own daughter, is a feisty, liberated single parent who, on the death of her father, discovers her mother was a stranger called Angela Zendalic. Thus, she must confront her shock in order to search for her.

'. . . those concerned with racism should shower it with accolades' - John Kitchen, author

A thumping good read: Three interwoven and beautifully written love stories that evoke passion, secrets, moral dilemmas, and personal tragedy


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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Who Was Angela Zendalic
Author(s): Mary Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-78308-243-7 / 978-1-78308-243-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Union Bridge Books
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March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Who was Angela Zendalic?
Author(s): Mary Cavanagh
Publisher: Oxford eBooks Ltd.
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