Angel Unawares is one of the most heart-warming, Christmas short-stories you'll come across in a long, long time. It's about a rich little girl, Angel, who walks away from her governess and gets lost going home. She finds herself in a "magic" garden, unexpectedly overhearing the trials and tribulations of a family that has fallen on hard times. The family's little girls find her and are pretty certain she's a fairy. But, the mother manages to determine out what hotel Angel is staying at, and returns her to her mother. How Angel figures out how to help the family is unique, creative, and well beyond her years. She is, indeed, an "Angel Unawares."
Charles Norris (C. N.) Williamson (1859-1920) was a British writer who was perhaps best known for his collaboration with his wife, Alice Muriel (A. M.) Williamson (1869 - 24 September 1933) an American-British novelist, in a number of novels. Alice said of him "Charlie Williamson could do anything in the world except write stories", and she added, "I can't do anything else." Charles wrote some novels on his own, as did Alice after her husband's death.
Born in Exeter, Williamson was educated at University College, London, where he studied engineering. He spent eight years as a journalist on the Graphic before establishing the Black and White in 1891 as founding editor. He published a Life of Carlyle in 1881. Several of the Williamsons' short stories and novels later became films.
He died at Combe Down, Bath, on Sunday 3 October 1920.
Alice Muriel Williamson, née Livingston (1869 - 24 September 1933) was an American-British novelist, who styled herself Mrs. C. N. Williamson after her marriage.