Light Perpetual (Hardback)
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Light Perpetual (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 04/02/2021
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From the author of Golden Hill comes a tender, endlessly inventive novel that resurrects five children killed in a wartime bomb-blast and asks what kind of a future these working-class youths would have had.  

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 '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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571336487
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 542 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Dazzling.' The Times 'Exceptional.' - The Guardian

'Brilliant.' - The Observer

'Extraordinary.' - Financial Times

'Francis Spufford has one of the most original minds in contemporary literature.' - Nick Hornby

'[Spufford's] writing crackles with energy and glee.' - Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

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“I just loved it......”

The beautifully written highly inventive novel has got a dramatic opening chapter. One Saturday in November 1944 a German V2 bomb explodes in Woolworths in South-East London killing everyone inside instantly. Among... More

Hardback edition
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“Beautifully written book”

I was privileged to be able to review this book on NetGalley prior to publication. This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time, such beautiful writing of a truly imaginative story telling the... More

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“Beautiful writing”

This came up for request on NetGalley only a month or so after I had read Golden Hill which I really enjoyed. It takes as its starting point the V2 bombing of Woolworths on New Cross Road on a busy Saturday lunchtime... More

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