Ideal Angels

Robert Welbourn

SRL Publishing



ISBN: 9781915073259


Publication date: 11 July 2023

Rights: World



Is it possible to keep secrets in a world dominated by social media? When someone lives their whole life online, what could they possibly have to hide?

Ideal Angels explores exactly that. The story of one man and one woman across one week. They meet, fall in love, and never look back. Eloise’s phone is never far away, obsessively cataloguing their ups and downs, with shadows lurking just out of reach. The moments after the flash of the camera, unseen and uncaptured. The threat of inescapable doom.

How much can one person be your downfall?

“Heart wrenchingly raw”

“highly readable from a promising author”

“a well-executed story with sparks of brilliance”

“Ideal Angels is stylistically bold, pacy, and provocative”

“the author should be proud of this novel”

“bearing similarities to some of the best I’ve read”

“an exceptional piece of observational narrative”

“Genuinely gripping and heartbreaking”

“The author finishes his story with a knockout punch”

“Fast paced and easy to read”

“I found myself swept up in Ideal Angels from the opening pages”

Robert Welbourn

Robert Welbourn’s debut novel, Ideal Angels, was published in 2018 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Inspired by the likes of Jonathan Franzen, John Steinbeck, and Joan Didion, Robert’s writing asks the question: what is it to be human? With a BA and MA in Literature, Robert’s writing tries to find out how to survive in a world that feels like it doesn’t care. His fast-paced, ironic prose may look shallow on the surface, but in reality it makes us look into ourselves, to try and discover who we really are.