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Light Perpetual

Francis Spufford

From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, a novel of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting.

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** From the author of Golden Hill **

‘Glorious.’ Evening Standard

‘Exhilarating.’ TLS

‘Brilliant.’ Observer

‘Dazzling.’ The Times

‘Extraordinary.’ Financial Times

‘Superb.’ Guardian

‘My god he can write. One of the best opening chapters and closing chapters you’ll ever read.’ Richard Osman

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

Here are the futures they might have known, had they experienced the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century — futures that illuminate the miraculous in the everyday, and the preciousness of life itself.

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My God he can write. One of the best opening chapters and closing chapters you’ll ever read.

Richard Osman
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A miracle.

Wall Street Journal
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Heartbreaking … a boundlessly rich novel.

Daily Telegraph
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One of the finest prose stylists of his generation. If his stories grip, his sentences practically glow

The Times
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Light Perpetual is something new and brave.

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A powerful celebration of the wonders of ordinary life.

Irish Times

Francis Spufford was born in 1964. He is the author of five celebrated books of non-fiction. The most recent, 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’. His first novel.…

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