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The Light Years (Picador Classic) Paperback – 12 Jul 2018

4.1 out of 5 stars 393 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in the Cazalet Chronicle Series

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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Main Market edition (12 July 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509870598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509870592
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 393 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evocative and gracefully written (Cosmopolitan)

This chronicle will be read, like Trollope, as a classic about life in England in our century (Sybille Bedford)

She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts (Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies )

The Cazalets have earned an honoured place among the great saga families . . . rendered thrillingly three-dimensional by a master craftsman (Sunday Telegraph)

Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared (Times)

As polished, stylish and civilized as her many devotees would expect (Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending)

Superb . . . hypnotic . . . very funny (Spectator)

A dazzling historical reconstruction (Penelope Fitzgerald)

A family saga of the best kind . . . a must (Tatler)

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The first book in the landmark 'Cazalet Chronicles', previously a BBC radio and TV series. With the onset of war, The Light Years reveals a privileged family facing uncertain times.

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