Francis Spufford

Light Perpetual

Wigtown Parish Church
In person event
Sat 25 Sep
14:00 UK
Free, ticketed

Called ‘dazzling’, ‘brilliant’, and ‘exceptional’, by critics and longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Light Perpetual begins in November 1944, when a German rocket strikes London and five young lives are instantaneously atomised. The novel imagines a world where that rocket never lands, where five lives go on to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century. Full of warmth and beauty, it is a story of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting.

About the author: Francis Spufford is the author of five celebrated books of non-fiction, including Unapologetic, and Red Plenty. He has been long- and shortlisted for prizes in science writing, historical writing, political writing, theological writing, and writing ‘evoking the spirit of place’. His debut novel, Golden Hill, won the Costa First Novel Award.

Light Perpetual is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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