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Light Perpetual

by Francis Spufford

Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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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.


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. 

Light Perpetual Press Reviews

'Dazzling.' The Times

'Exceptional.' Guardian

'Brilliant.' Observer

'Extraordinary.' Financial Times 

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ISBN: 9780571336487
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571336487
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Historical fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction,

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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