10% off all books and free delivery over £40
Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books. *15% of eBooks.

The Luminaries

View All Editions

£9.99 £8.99

In Stock. Same day dispatch on orders before 3pm.

Add To Wishlist
Write A Review

About

The Luminaries Synopsis

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 'A breathtakingly ambitious mystery ... as beautiful as it is triumphant.' Daily Mail An astonishing, epic story of promise, deceit and desperation in New Zealand's gold rush. 'What brings a fellow down here, you know, to the ends of the earth - what sparks a man?' It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction, both a ghost story and a gripping mystery. Set amidst the promise, deceit and desperation of the mid-19th century goldrush, the lives of its rich, complex cast unspool through a labyrinthine, celestial pattern. Fiendishly clever, vividly rendered and made into a major BBC TV series, The Luminaries established Catton as one of the brightest stars in the firmament. 'A book to curl up with and devour, intricately plotted and extravagantly described, a pastiche of the Victorian sensation novel in the same smart yet playful vein as Sarah Waters.' Guardian

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781803510163
Publication date: 17th August 2023
Author: Eleanor Catton
Publisher: Granta Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 848 pages
Series: Best of Granta
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Recommendations:

You Might Also Like...

Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Herman Melville

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Remind Me Who I am, Again

Linda Grant

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Optimists

Andrew Miller

Ebook (Epub)

Digital. Available Immediately. Country restrictions apply.

£17.99

The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Last Hours

Minette Walters

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99