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Light Perpetual

Light Perpetual

ISBN
9780571336487
Published
04/02/2021
9780571336487
Format
Hardback
Price
£16.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

'Dazzling.' The Times
'Exceptional.' Guardian
'Brilliant.' Observer
'Extraordinary.' Financial Times

November 1944.
A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant.

November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on — to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century.

Because maybe there are always other futures. Other chances.

From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, Light Perpetual is a story of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, it is a sweeping and intimate celebration of the gift of life.

'Dazzling.' The Times'Exceptional.' Guardian'Brilliant.' Observer'Extraordinary.' Financial TimesNovember 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant.November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on — to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century.Because maybe there are always other futures. Other chances.From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, Light Perpetual is a story of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, it is a sweeping and intimate celebration of the gift of life.
  • Francis Spufford

    Francis Spufford was born in 1964. He is the author of five highly-praised books of non-fiction, most frequently described by reviewers as either 'bizarre' or 'brilliant', and usually as both. Unapologetic, has been translated into three languages; the one before, Red Plenty, into nine. He has been longlisted or shortlisted for prizes in science writing, historical writing, political writing, theological writing, and writing 'evoking the spirit of place'. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and lives near Cambridge. His latest book is his first novel, Golden Hill

“Dazzling ... [Spufford is] one of the finest prose stylists of his generation. If his stories grip, his sentences practically glow.”
- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, The Times
“Powerful … heartbreaking … [a] boundlessly rich novel.”
- James Walton, Daily Telegraph

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