Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford named Blackwell’s Fiction Book of the Year

We are delighted to see that ‘Light Perpetual’ by Francis Spufford has been chosen by Blackwell’s Booksellers to be Fiction Book of the Year 2021.

November 1944. A German rocket strikes London and five young children are atomised in an instant.

Here are the futures they might have known, had they experienced the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century – futures that illuminate the miraculous in the everyday, and the preciousness of life itself.

‘Exhilarating.’ TLS

‘Brilliant.’ Observer

‘Dazzling.’ The Times

‘Extraordinary.’ Financial Times

‘Superb.’ Guardian

‘My god he can write. One of the best opening chapters and closing chapters you’ll ever read.’ Richard Osman

‘Glorious.’ Evening Standard