Light Over Liskeard

by Louis de Bernieres

£20.00

Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Light Over Liskeard for collection at the Marlow Bookshop. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.


    Fiction

    Hardback

    9781787303997

    Published by Vintage

    Published October 2023

    Sometimes we must look to the past to survive the future. A novel about what really matters in life from the bestselling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Q wants a simpler and safer life. His work as a quantum cryptographer for the government has led him to believe a crisis is imminent for civilisation and he’s looking for somewhere to ride out what’s ahead.

    He buys a ruined farmhouse in Cornwall and begins to build his own self-sufficient haven. Over the course of this quest he meets the eccentric characters who already live on the moors nearby – including the park ranger in charge of the reintroduced lynxes and aurochs that roam the area; a holy man waiting for the second coming on top of a nearby hill; an Arthurian knight on horseback and the amorous ghost of an Edwardian woman who haunts the farmhouse. As life in the cities gets more complicated, and our systems of electronic control begin to fall apart, Q flourishes in the wild Cornish countryside.

    His new way of life brings him back in tune with his teenage children, his ex-wife, and his own sense of who he is. He also grows close to Eva, energetic and enchanting, who is committed to her own quest for love and meaning. In this entertaining and heart-warming novel Louis de Bernieres pokes fun at modern mores, and makes us reconsider what is really precious in our short and precarious lives.

    No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy | 9781035003785

    No Country for Old Men

    Cormac McCarthy

    £10.99

    One Day by David Nicholls | 9781399728621

    One Day

    David Nicholls

    £9.99

    Poor Things by Alasdair Gray | 9781526657886

    Poor Things

    Alasdair Gray

    £9.99

    Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey | 9781906462079

    Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

    Julia Strachey

    £13.00

    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez | 9780141184999

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    £9.99

    The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton | 9781509863846

    The Shepherd’s Hut

    Tim Winton

    £10.99