Light Perpetual

By Francis Spufford

Lunchtime, a Saturday, 1944: the Woolworths on Bexford High Street in southeast London has a new delivery of aluminum saucepans. A crowd gathers to see the first new metal in ages – after all, everything’s been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone; incinerated. In it were five little children. Atomised.Who were they? …

Type: Books
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

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Might be the best book you’ll read this year. It was for me.