Light Perpetual: from the author of Costa Award-winning Golden Hill

Francis Spufford

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 4th Feb '21

£16.99

The Woolworths has a new delivery of aluminum saucepans, and a crowd has gathered to see the first new metal in a long time. Everything else has been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone.

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Description

‘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.

Additional information

Weight 0.571 kg
Dimensions 23 × 153 × 234 mm
Page Count 336