Light Over Liskeard

Light Over Liskeard

Fiction, General Fiction
Hardback Published on: 12/10/2023
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Synopsis

Sometimes we must look to the past to survive the future. Q wants a simpler and safer life. His work as a quantum cryptographer for the government has led him to believe a crisis is imminent for civilisation and he's looking for somewhere to ride out what's ahead. He buys a ruined farmhouse in Cornwall and begins to build his own self-sufficient haven. Over the course of this quest he meets the eccentric characters who already live on the moors nearby - including the park ranger in charge of the reintroduced lynxes and aurochs that roam the area; a holy man waiting for the second coming on top of a nearby hill; an Arthurian knight on horseback and the amorous ghost of an Edwardian woman who haunts the farmhouse. As life in the cities gets more complicated, and our systems of electronic control begin to fall apart, Q flourishes in the wild Cornish countryside. His new way of life brings him back in tune with his teenage children, his ex-wife, and his own sense of who he is. He also grows close to Eva, energetic and enchanting, who is committed to her own quest for love and meaning. In this entertaining and heart-warming novel Louis de Bernieres pokes fun at modern mores, and makes us reconsider what is really precious in our short and precarious lives.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787303997
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 517g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm

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Light Over Liskeard
Couldn't Make Its Mind Up
his was a very strange book indeed. It seems to take elements from several of de Bernieres early novels and weaves them into the landscape of Devon and Cor... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Light Over Liskeard
Heart-warming, and often funny, read about the apocalypse!
It is unusual to find a romantic, entertaining and evocative novel about the end of the world as we know it, but Louis de Bernieres has managed to write on... READ MORE
Jim Sweetman
Light Over Liskeard
Shows how things could be
Let me confess: I haven’t read Captain Correlli’s Mandolin. I’m probably in the minority, but I just never got round to it. If it’s as good as Light Over L... READ MORE
Colin Edwards
Light Over Liskeard
A strange book but one that I enjoyed very much
This is a strange book, but one that I enjoyed very much. There's a lot going on and some of it is weird but most of it is believable. Set in the future - ... READ MORE
Sharyn Farnaby
Light Over Liskeard
Timely satire
In the very near future, society is becoming even more strange, with electronic devices taking over and people become more...weird. So it's easy to see how... READ MORE
Jay Sefton