Angela Lambert

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Angela Maria Helps Lambert
BornAngela Maria Helps
(1940-04-14)14 April 1940
Died26 September 2007(2007-09-26) (aged 67)
Pen nameAngela Lambert
SpouseMartin Lambert (1962–1967)
PartnerStephen Vizinczey,
Tony Price

Angela Lambert (née Angela Maria Helps) (14 April 1940 – 26 September 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.[1]


Born as Angela Maria Helps to an 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.[2]

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.



  • 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)


  • Unquiet Souls: A Social History of the Illustrious, Irreverent, Intimate Group of British Aristocrats Known As "the Souls" (1987)
  • 1939: The Last Season of Peace (1989)
  • The Lost Life of Eva Braun (2006)

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Awards by the Romantic Novelists' Association, 2012-07-12
  2. ^ "Angela Lambert at telegraph", The Daily Telegraph, London, 2012-07-12

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