Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (Hardback)
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Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 23/08/2018
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Andrew Miller is amongst our most profound fictional talents. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free is a immersive ripping yarn of hidden literary distinction, summoning the spirit of Buchan with Booker-level writerly craft. A cracker.

‘The plot grips and surprises. Miller’s prose remains poetic and taut, with an eye for the telling detail… Historical or otherwise, this is fiction — storytelling — at its best.’ – The Spectator

Somerset , 1809: a ravaged soldier drags himself across the threshold of his home, destined to perish were it not the efforts of his housekeeper to save him. This is Captain John Lacroix, a combatant of the Peninsular War, a man shattered by something so unspeakable his only instinct is to flee from himself. With his healing comes command to return to his regiment: instead, Lacroix chooses the Hebrides.

Meanwhile, across the moors and fields follow his possible nemesis: the English corporal Calley and a Spanish officer by the name of Medina, under secret orders. An atrocity was committed on the British retreat to Corunna, and justice must be delivered. Lacroix is unaware of this fresh danger, consumed only by his blighted past and his current action of treason. Soon, the paths of these men must converge, and the moment of reckoning will be upon them all.

Andrew Miller, author of Ingenious Pain and the Costa Book Award-winning Pure turns his considerable talents to a story of justice and revenge in the shadow of the Napoleonic War. Lightly wearing its considerable research, Now We Shall Be Entirely Free fuses menacing thriller and historical novel into a very contemporary examination of combat’s aftermath and its price for all involved.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444784695
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm


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Praise for Andrew Miller:

'His writing is vivid, precise and constantly surprising. It reads easily, suspends life until it is read and is a source of wonder and delight.' - Hilary Mantel, The Sunday Times 

'Miller writes like a poet, with a deceptive simplicity - his sentences and images are intense distillations, conjuring the fleeting details of existence with clarity.' - The Guardian 

'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts' - Independent on Sunday 

'His startling sentences, both beautiful and distressing, can lodge themselves in your brain.' - The Daily Telegraph 

'One of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind.' - The Sunday Times 

'[His prose] compels, feeling urgent in a way that much contemporary fiction does not.' - Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review 

'Extraordinary; his writing seems to discover, or perhaps creates, additional dimensions to the world, and in the reader.' - Sarah Hall

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“Gripping historical novel....”

Captain John Lacroix is scarred by the experience he had in the Peninsular War against Spain, he has seen the full horror of and feels responsible for, what armies at war are capable of inflicting on innocents and... More

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“The search for freedom takes many forms”

This is a slow burner of a book which creeps into your soul and makes a home there! It is so beautifully written it would be a crime to rush through it anyway and I found myself dawdling through the later pages, half... More

“An excellent historical novel in a beautifully bleak setting”

The book centres on John Lacroix, a young man who joined the army to help defeat the forces of Napoleon. He left as an officer, in all his finery, thinking war would be an adventure - he returns a broken man,... More

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