July 28, 2017

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Wise Children by Angela CarterWise Children is the last novel written by the English novelist Angela Carter. It tells the tale of the “Lucky Chance” sister – the twins Nora and Dora Chance. They are the illegitimate children of Sir Melchior Hazard – the great Shakespearean actor.

Because of their illegimatacy the girls are effectively disowned by all of “high” theatre, and so start their careers on the chorus line. The novel weaves their lives through the decades as they get involved in all kinds of things!

It’s a really easy and pleasurable read, and a surprise to find it was only first published in 1991 – it feels somewhat older.

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