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Description - The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

In the brief golden years of King Edward VII s reign, 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 war that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood. When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie faces the challenges of life for those left behind. Confused by her love for two young men - one an infantry soldier and one a flying ace - she has to navigate her way through extraordinary times. Can she, and her sisters, build new lives out of the opportunities and devastations that follow the Great War? Louis de Berni res magnificent and moving novel follows the lives of an unforgettable cast of characters as they strike out to seek what happiness can be built from the ruins of the old world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846558771
ISBN-10: 1846558778
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 153mm x 39mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Louis de Bernieres adds to the pantheon of First World War novels with his latest book. Inspired by his own family history de Bernieres explores the devastation and changes the war wrought upon British lives and society following four daughters of the McCosh family. At it’s it is a centre a love story; about love lost, love found and love that needs to be discovered.


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Author Biography - Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Berni res is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli s Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisan s Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

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