Light Perpetual

by Francis Spufford

Literary Fiction Historical fiction

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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.

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Light Perpetual Synopsis

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. 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571336487
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Primary Genre Literary Fiction
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About Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford's first book, I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, was awarded the Writers Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 1996 and a Somerset Maugham Award. His second book, The Child that Books Built was described as ' witty, compelling and elegant' by the New Statesman. His third book, Backroom Boys, was called a ' beautifully written book' by the Daily Telegraph and was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He lives in Cambridge. Author photo © Burt Koetsier

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