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Light Over Liskeard Louis de Bernieres

Light Over Liskeard By Louis de Bernieres

Light Over Liskeard by Louis de Bernieres


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Light Over Liskeard Summary

Light Over Liskeard: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

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.

Light Over Liskeard Reviews

Beguiling...Set in a jollier dystopia than the norm, it tells the tale of Q, a cryptographer who takes refuge from the madding crowd in Cornwall * Observer *
A knockabout satire with twists aplenty * Mail on Sunday *
The future might look bleak, but Berniere's dystopia is replete with obscure charm, endearing personalities and flights of fantasy * SAGA, Book of the Month *
Heaps of old-fashioned adventure * The Times *
A knockabout satire with twists aplenty * Mail on Sunday *

About Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over, The Dust That Falls From Dreams and The Autumn of the Ace, the short story collection Labels, the children's book Station Jim and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

Additional information

GOR013314109
9781787303997
1787303993
Light Over Liskeard: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2023-10-12
304
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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