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If you’re looking for a unique, transportive, immensely satisfying read then I’ll wave frantically and recommend you stop right here. Laura agrees to assess Will to establish if he is still capable of living on his own, she begins to suspect that Will isn't suffering from dementia and that his strange story may actually be true. Keith Stuart is the author of the truly beautiful Days of Wonder and A Boy Made of Blocks, books that touch emotions, encourage thoughts, and cast a spellbinding atmosphere. I was hugely excited to read his latest and it effortlessly joins the others as particular favourites of mine. Each of his novels have been completely different, yet there is a thread of connection. He opens a door to a side of being human that you might not have seen and encourages emotions to flood your heart and soul. The Frequency of Us takes a step outside of what is known, edging into fantastical and I joined the story with trust and belief. Laura and Will formed a connection with each other and in turn with me. Two time frames allow access to the past, creating intrigue and a mystery that just begs to be solved. The ending really spoke to me and set my feelings free to soar. The Frequency of Us is a mesmerising read full of love and hope, and I’m thrilled to recommend it as one of our LoveReading Star Books.
'Enthralling, a real thing of beauty. Dazzling' -- JOSIE SILVER
In Second World War Bath, young, naive wireless engineer Will meets German refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and wordly, and at last his life seems to make sense . . . until, soon after, the newly married couple's home is bombed, and Will awakes from the wreckage to find himself alone.
No one has heard of Elsa Klein. They say he was never married. Seventy years later, Laura is a social worker battling her way out of depression and off medication. Her new case is a strange, isolated old man whose house hasn't changed since the war. A man who insists his wife vanished many, many years before. Everyone thinks he's suffering dementia. But Laura begins to suspect otherwise . . .
From Keith Stuart, author of the much-loved Richard & Judy bestseller A Boy Made of Blocks, comes a stunning, emotional novel about an impossible mystery and a true love that refuses to die.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
A fascinating insight into a wireless engineers life during the war, how he lost his new wife and the lengths his new carer in the present day went to trying to find out the truth. Was Elsa a figment of Wills imagination or did she exist and if so where did she disappear to? Full review
I recommend everyone reads this book, you are compelled to keep reading. Full review
An amazing story of what it means to help another human being. Unputdownable. A timeslip with heart. I have discovered a new author to follow. Full review
I was torn between rushing through to find out what’s really happened, and lingering over the book not wanting it to end. Full review
A beautiful novel that spans decades and tangles the reader up in the lives of the characters. Full review
A complete joy! An intelligent, intricate and emotive mystery - Louise Jenson
Enthralling, a real thing of beauty. Such anticipation as the story spins towards its momentous finale. Dazzling. - Josie Silver
Publication date: 25/03/2021
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||25th March 2021|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Feel-Good Fiction, Historical Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Star Books,|
|Collections:||2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,|
|Categories:||Religious & spiritual fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction,|
Keith Stuart is an author and journalist. His heartwarming debut novel, A Boy Made of Blocks, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a major bestseller, and was inspired by Keith's real-life relationship with his autistic son. Keith has written for publications including Empire, Red and Esquire, and is the former games editor of the Guardian. He lives with his wife and two sons in Frome, Somerset. Author photo © Ashley Bird Click here to read out Q&A with Keith Stuart in connection to the release of Days of Wonder.More About Keith Stuart