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Fri frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.Beställ boken senast måndag 30 november för leverans innan julaftonElegantly constructed and told with exceptional grace, The Light Years is Elizabeth Jane Howard's modern classic of contemporary English life and the beginning of an extraordinary family saga. With an introduction by Joanna Lumley. Every summer, the Cazalet brothers, Hugh, Edward and Rupert, return to the family home in the heart of the Sussex countryside with their wives and children. There, they are joined by their parents and unmarried sister Rachel to enjoy two blissful months of picnics and childish games. But despite the idyllic setting, nothing can be done to soothe the siblings' heartache: Hugh is haunted by the ravages of war, Edward by his latest infidelity and Rupert by his inability to please his demanding wife. Meanwhile, Rachel risks losing her only chance at happiness because of her unflinching loyalty to the family. Howard's beautiful saga is the story of three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants - and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . . The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling five-part series.
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A dazzling historical reconstruction -- Penelope Fitzgerald A family saga of the best kind . . . a must * Tatler * Superb . . . hypnotic . . . very funny * Spectator * As polished, stylish and civilized as her many devotees would expect -- Julian Barnes, author of <i>The Sense of an Ending</i> Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared * Times * The Cazalets have earned an honoured place among the great saga families . . . rendered thrillingly three-dimensional by a master craftsman * Sunday Telegraph * She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts -- Hilary Mantel, author of <i>Wolf Hall </i>and <i>Bring up the Bodies </i> This chronicle will be read, like Trollope, as a classic about life in England in our century -- Sybille Bedford Evocative and gracefully written * Cosmopolitan *
Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She died, aged ninety, at home in Suffolk on 2 January 2014.