The Gate of Angels
by Penelope Fitzgerald
1990 / 219 pages
rating 9 / historical fiction
Back in a very well presented 1912, somewhere near Cambridge England, Fred Fairly, a physics lecturer at St. Angelicus, was riding down the road on his bicycle when he was startled by an unlit farm cart and crashed into a pedestrian, Daisy Saunders, a poor nursing student. A neighbor rushed to help and took them to her home where she put them in the same bed because Daisy was wearing a wedding ring.
Fred is pretty badly hurt and lands in a hospital where, guess what, the unmarried Daisy watches over him as she is a student nurse. Fred falls in love which is against the rules of his job and the tale unfolds from there. Who was driving the cart that got away? >>>>MORE>>>> (no spoilers)