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April 20, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

A is for Angelica By Iain Broome

The People’s Book Prize Spring Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

A is for Angelica By Iain Broome

Published by Legend Press

ISBN 0978 1908775986
Category Contemporary
Spring 2013


Set in a northern mining town, the novel deftly draws us into the secretive life of troubled Gordon Kingdom. Struggling with the fate of his seriously ill wife, Gordon patiently observes the unusual goings-on of his neighbours. The arrival of the enigmatic Angelica prompts Gordon to make difficult decisions. The book elegantly weaves prosaic tragedy, dark comedy and Hitchcockian menace.

Author’s Biography

Iain Broome is 31 years old and lives in Sheffield. A graduate of Sheffield Hallam’s MA Writing programme, he has edited literary magazines, co-run a successful monthly spoken word event and currently maintains a popular website and podcast about writing. Iain’s first novel is A is for Angelica.


‘A first novel that confidently moves from dark comedy that’s genuinely funny to even darker despair that grows from moving to harrowing. Really impressive.’ – Daily Mail
‘Basically, if you don’t laugh and cry over A is for Angelica in almost equal measures then bears don’t deposit their personal waste in wooded areas and I’ll only read this book once.’ – Ani Johnson, The Bookbag
‘Presented in uncomplicated, unembellished prose, this is a brilliant and adeptly written debut novel, loaded with poignancy and feeling.’ – Time Out
 ‘I think this is a haunting and powerful first novel¦ a book I shall certainly read again.’ – Linda Hepworth, Newbooks
 ‘A is for Angelica is poignant, extraordinary and easy to read. Ideal for anyone.’ – Louise Miller, Around the Red Map
Price: £7.99
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