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- DescriptionMia Morgan, in the middle of her life, is a woman under siege: by memories of her late lover, by the relationship with her blind father, and by a family secret she can't forget. She is also accused of living in the past: her days are spent amid the life and letters of Lady Brilliana Harley, who lived nearly four hundred years ago during the English Civil War. Brilliana Harley is a Puritan, a lone Roundhead in a county of Royalists, and it is t long before her enemies sit down in siege around her. As cann-shot rains down upon her castle, she alone must captain a garrison of men and defend her home. Out of Brilliana's words emerges a woman of courage and conviction, a loving mother and capable wife, dutiful even under duress. As Mia pieces her together, she finds that it is through Brilliana's life, so different and yet so similar, that she can come to understand her own. Darkling is a revolutionary undertaking: an echoing of two lives across the centuries, deftly weaving original seventeenth-century documents into the fabric of a modern fiction. The result is a book of voices, past and present, exquisitely observed and skilfully summoned.
- Author BiographyLaura Beatty's debut novel Pollard won the Authors' Club First Novel Award in 2009, was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize and published to critical acclaim: 'A fierce and wonderful book' (Observer), 'Enchanting... Beatty is a writer of extraordinary power' (Literary Review), 'heralds an exceptional talent' (Guardian). She lives in Wiltshire.
- Author(s)Laura Beatty
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight284 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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