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The Light Between Oceans The heartbreaking Richard and Judy bestseller

by M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans The heartbreaking Richard and Judy bestseller Synopsis

The crying persisted. The door of the ligthhouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And - oh cripes! There's a bloke, but -' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant. Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child. One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts. It is a decision with devastating consequences.

The Light Between Oceans The heartbreaking Richard and Judy bestseller Press Reviews

A love story that is both persuasive and tender * The Sunday Times * An extraordinary book . . . as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable * Guardian * A description of the extraordinary, sustaining power of a marriage to bind two people together in love, through the most emotionally harrowing circumstances * Daily Mail * It is not only the plot that it so compelling . . . What makes this wonderful novel stand out is the cast of emotionally fragile characters, all of whom inspire tremendous sympathy in the reader * Daily Express * A moving tale . . . prepare to weep * New York Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552779074
Publication date: 11th April 2013
Author: M. L. Stedman
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About M. L. Stedman

M.L. STEDMAN was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel. An award-winning international bestseller, the book has already sold over 3 million copies in the English language alone, and is published in 45 countries. In 2016 it was made into a Dreamworks film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, produced by Heyday Films.

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