Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford is “dazzlingly imagined”- a rave review in The Times

The death of the director Michael Apted at the start of this year also probably marked the end of Up, the most ambitious experiment attempted in British TV documentary-making. Starting with Seven Up! in 1964, this series of films followed the changing fortunes of 14 British children, dipping into their lives every seven years to discover how their early dreams had been realised (or deflected or defeated) as time ticked by. But what if the children had not survived beyond the first film? If they had died, what rents would have opened up in the fabric of the future?

Such questions lie at the heart of Francis Spufford’s dazzling novel.

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