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Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford


BookBar says: In 1944 a bomb explodes on a South London department store, killing five children on impact. But what might these children's lives have looked like if the bomb hadn't exploded and they had survived to live the lives destined for them?

**Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021**** From the author of Golden Hill **'My god he can write.' Richard Osman'Glorious.' Evening Standard'Exhilarating.' TLS'Brilliant.' Observer'Dazzling.' The Times'Extraordinary.' Financial Times'Superb.' GuardianNovember 1944. A German rocket strikes London and five young children are atomised in an instant. Here are the futures they might have known, had they experienced the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century - futures that illuminate the miraculous in the everyday, and the preciousness of life itself.

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