A rich and engrossing epic of English life from the author of Landed
Tim Pears is the author of five novels- In the Place of Fallen Leaves (which won the Hawthornden Prize and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award), In a Land of Plenty, A Revolution of the Sun, Wake Up and Blenheim Orchard. In a Land of Plenty was made into a ten-part BBC TV series. Tim Pears has also received the Lannan Award in USA. He lives in Oxford.
'A big book with a big heart. Pears is an unashamedly moving writer
and this marvellous book will reduce many to tears' Punch
'His genius in telling a story...An operatic novel full of death, sex, brothers, sisters, cousins and throbbing hearts' Daily Telegraph
'Astonishing and amibitious...Each detail is resonant, and the author's realism and compassion irradiates the writing. A story about people - us - and their context, written with authority and unshowy grace. Early nineteenth-century France had Balzac, we have Pears to trace our fortunes and follies' The Times
'Impossible to resist. I could go on about how wonderful it is, but read it for yourself' Time Out
'He's an astonishing novelist, as interested in small domestic
detail as in the wider implications of human relationships. A long
book, yes, but so satisfying that I wished it even longer'