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A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light

by Sebastian Faulks

Publisher The Bodley Head


  • Unsigned
  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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About the book

A Trick of the Light is at the same time an adventure and an examination of loyalties and allegiances both emotional and political. A powerful debut by a highly original young novelist.

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About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks received the news that his novel, A Trick of the Light, had been accepted for publication in a phone-box on Holborn Viaduct. It was in fact, the fourth novel he’d written but the first he thought worth publishing.

He worked as a journalist, first for The Telegraph, then The Independent where he remained even after the publication of his second novel The Girl at the Lion d’Or, a story about a passionate affair set against the backdrop of issues of individual and communal guilt, reparation and loss in the aftermath of WWI. The novel was widely praised with the FT calling it ‘an unusual and moving novel in which courage and abnegation are pitted against illicit but total love.’ The novel became the first in his French trilogy, succeeded by his career-defining novel Birdsong.

  • Professionally Packed

    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    UK First edition. Unsigned. Debut novel of Sebastian Faulks. Fine copy in fine dustwrapper.

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