Light perpetual

Francis Spufford


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3 February 2022
ISBN: 9780571336494
336 pages

From the publisher

From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, a novel of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting.

**Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021**
**Winner of the RSL Encore Award**
** 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.’ Guardian

November 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.