The Dust that Falls from Dreams
Louis de Bernieres
A return to the epic romance, heroism, history and warm and eccentric cast of characters that made CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN such an extraordinary hit (2.5 million copies sold).
In the brief golden years before the outbreak of World War I, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of the conflict that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood.
When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie is left confused by her love for two young men – one an infantry soldier and one a flying ace. Can she, and her sisters, build new lives out of the opportunities and devastations that follow the Great War?
"A feast of a novel ... This book is very much a hit" -- John Sutherland The Times "Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste" Evening Standard "This, [De Bernieres]' eighth novel, proves that he can and is still producing Good Things" -- Fiona Wilson The Times "A richly rewarding read" -- Vanessa Berridge Daily Express "De Bernieres is an astute observer of the human heart, and his account of an idealistic young woman learning to live in the real world is beautifully observed" Mail on Sunday
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