Angela Lambert


Biography of Angela Lambert

Angela Lambert (née Angela Maria Helps) (April 14, 1940 – September 26, 2007) was a British journalist, art critic and author, best known for the novel A Rather English Marriage, and her novel Kiss and Kin won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Born as Angela Maria Helps to a English civil servant and a German-born housewife. She was unhappy when sent to Wispers School, a girls' boarding school in Sussex, where by the age of 12 she had decided that she wanted to be a writer. She went to St Hilda's College, Oxford, where she read politics, philosophy and economics.

In 1962 she married Martin Lambert, they had a son a daughter, and the union ended five years later, when he left her with two young children to support. She also had other daughter with the Hungarian-born writer Stephen Vizinczey.

She began her career as a journalist in 1969, working for ITN before joining The Independent newspaper in 1988.
Lambert suffered multiple immune disorders and hepatitis C (caught from a blood transfusion) which led to cirrhosis of the liver. Having survived a critical illness in February 2006, she never quite recovered, and became increasingly disabled. She lived in London and France (having bought a house in the Dordogne in 1972). She is survived by TV director Tony Price, her partner of 21 years, and by her son and two daughters.

Angela Lambert's Works:

Love Among the Single Classes (1989)
No Talking After Lights (1990)
A Rather English Marriage (1992)
The Constant Mistress (1994)
Kiss and Kin (1997)
Golden Lads and Girls (1999)
The Property of Rain (2001)

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