Angela Young is a graduate of Middlesex University’s MA in Creative Writing and is the author of two novels. In 1995, BBC Books published Angela’s 30,000-word ending to Edith Wharton’s last, unfinished novel, THE BUCCANEERS, a story of love and marriage set among the British aristocracy and the American moneyed classes in late nineteenth-century England.
SPEAKING OF LOVE is Angela’s first novel, and was originally published by Beautiful Books in 2008 and is now newly available electronically via Amazon. It follows the relationship of a mother and daughter and what happens when people find it impossible to say the words ‘I love you’; when people find it difficult to say the things that matter the most. It’s also a novel about hope and the restoration of trust and has been described as ‘beautifully written’ by Joanna Lumley, and ‘suffused with a love of storytelling and a warmth that makes it a pleasure to read’ by the Daily Mail.
Angela’s second novel, THE DANCE OF LOVE, is a coming-of-age tale set in the same era as Downton Abbey. It spans two decades (1899-1919) of vast historical change and, through the joys and disappointments of its heroine, the beautiful, wealthy but independently minded Natalie Edwardes, it reveals the many faces of love. It was published by Buried River Press, a new imprint of Robert Hale Publishers, in July 2014.
Angela is working on her third novel, FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE: a love story, or two, or three.
Angela Young lives and writes in south-west London.