A heartbreaking story of love, loss and survival from the multi-million copy bestselling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Returning from life as a fighter pilot in the First World War, Daniel is struggling to put the trauma of the Western Front behind him.
As the 1920s dawn, he and his wife Rosie move to a tea plantation in Ceylon with their small daughter to make a fresh start. Yet navigating their new world could test their marriage to its limits.
Back in England, Rosie's sisters are dealing with impossible challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. These are precarious times, and taking unconventional means may be the only way to get what they want. Around them the world changes, and events in Germany take a dark and forbidding turn. And soon there is no going back...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We adored the colourful, brilliantly drawn characters in Louis de Bernière’s The Dust that Falls from Dreams, so we were delighted to meet many of them again in this sequel. Having settled in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) after World War I, fighter pilot Daniel Pitt and his wife Rosie head to England as their marriage begins to fracture. There, friends and family are dealing with personal tragedies and absorbing the horrors of one war while another slowly begins to loom. De Bernière’s story spans two decades, travelling from Asia to Britain and on into occupied Europe and immersing us in appealingly quirky personalities, deep heartache and a radiant sense of time and place.
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So Much Life Left Over
Beautifully researched, emotional and written from the heart by an author who has experienced life at first hand.