Enlightenment Enlightenment

Enlightenment

From the author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller The Essex Serpent

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Publisher Description

A story of love and astronomy told over the course of twenty years through the lives of two improbable best friends

‘Gorgeous... Ethereal’ GUARDIAN
‘A book with cosmic reach' FINANCIAL TIMES
‘A romance worthy of Emily Brontë’ WALL STREET JOURNAL
‘A genre-bending novel of ideas’ TELEGRAPH
'Sarah Perry just gets better and better' INDEPENDENT

Thomas and Grace are fellow worshippers at the Baptist chapel in the small Essex town of Aldleigh. Though separated in age by three decades, the pair are kindred spirits – torn between their commitment to religion and their desire for more. But their friendship is threatened by the arrival of love.

Thomas falls for James Bower, who runs the local museum. Together they develop an obsession with the vanished nineteenth-century female astronomer Maria Veduva, said to haunt a nearby manor. Inspired by Maria, and the dawning realisation James may not reciprocate his feelings, Thomas finds solace studying the night skies. Could astronomy offer as much wonder as divine or earthly love?

Meanwhile Grace meets Nathan, a fellow sixth former who represents a different, wilder kind of life. They are drawn passionately together, but quickly pulled apart, casting Grace into the wider world and far away from Thomas.

In time, the mysteries of Aldleigh are revealed, bringing Thomas and Grace back to each other and to a richer understanding of love, of the nature of the world, and the sheer miracle of being alive.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
2 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Vintage Publishing
SIZE
2
MB

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