The Light Years - Cazalet Chronicles (Paperback)
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The Light Years - Cazalet Chronicles (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 10/06/2021
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Elegantly constructed and told with exceptional grace, The Light Years is a modern classic of twentieth-century English life and is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's extraordinary, bestselling family saga The Cazalet Chronicles.

Every summer, the Cazalet brothers - Hugh, Edward and Rupert - return to the family home in the heart of the Sussex countryside with their wives and children. There, they are joined by their parents and unmarried sister Rachel to enjoy two blissful months of picnics, games, and excursions to the coast. But despite the idyllic setting, nothing can be done to soothe the siblings' heartache: Hugh is haunted by the ravages of the Great War, Edward is torn between his wife and his latest infidelity, and Rupert is in turmoil over his inability to please his demanding wife. Meanwhile, Rachel risks losing her only chance at happiness because of her unflinching loyalty to the family.

With cover artwork exclusively designed by artist Luke Edward Hall, this will be an edition to treasure. The Light Years is followed by Marking Time, the second book in the series.

'Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared' - Times

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529049442
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
If I were sent to a desert island with one book this would be my choice -- HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared * Times *
She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts -- Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
The Cazalets have earned an honoured place among the great saga families . . . rendered thrillingly three-dimensional by a master craftsman * Sunday Telegraph *
Superb . . . hypnotic . . . very funny * Spectator *
Evocative and gracefully written * Cosmopolitan *
A family saga of the best kind . . . a must * Tatler *
A dazzling historical reconstruction -- Penelope Fitzgerald
This chronicle will be read, like Trollope, as a classic about life in England in our century -- Sybille Bedford
Gloriously addictive . . . Family loyalty, betrayals, triumphs, tragedy, births and deaths are all blissfully here, and you become emotionally absorbed in the fate of each character * Daily Mail *

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“Beautifully written”

This gentle book tells the story of two summers in the Cazalet family just before the Second World War, following the various small and not-so-small dramas that each member of the family goes through during this... More

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“Not a disappointment !”

I had never read any of her books ,in fact I'd barely heard of Elizabeth Jane Howard, but I happened to catch part of the dramatisation on Woman's Hour . (I must confess I found the best thing to be Penelope... More

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“A Good Read”

I found this book hard to get into although the family tree was helpful, but once in, the characters came to life and it became engrossing. it tells of a close knit family in the years before the war, of the... More

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