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The Light Years


With an introduction by Joanna Lumley.

Elegantly constructed and told with exceptional grace, The Light Years is Elizabeth Jane Howard’s modern classic of contemporary English life and the beginning of an extraordinary family saga.

Home Place, Sussex, 1937.

For two unforgettable summers the Cazalets gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.

This is the beginning.

Howard’s beautiful saga is the story of three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants – and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . .

The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard’s bestselling five-part series, The Cazalet Chronicles.

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  • Auteur : Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Éditeur : Picador
  • Date de parution : 12/07/18
  • EAN : 9781529011333
  • Format : ePub
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

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With an introduction by Joanna Lumley.

Elegantly constructed and told with exceptional grace, The Light Years is Elizabeth Jane Howard’s modern classic of contemporary English life and the beginning of an extraordinary family saga.

Home Place, Sussex, 1937.

For two unforgettable summers the Cazalets gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.

This is the beginning.

Howard’s beautiful saga is the story of three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants – and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . .

The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard’s bestselling five-part series, The Cazalet Chronicles.

Biographie d’Elizabeth Jane Howard

Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She died, aged 90, at home in Suffolk on 2 January 2014.

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