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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss (2014 Signed 1st Hardback)


£40.00

Fine condition used 2014 Signed First Edition/
First Print Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Granta Books, London.
Publication Number-line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.
Author: Sarah Moss.
ISBN: 9781847089168.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 140mm w x 25mm d.

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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss

Condition and Description:

Fine condition used 2014 Signed First Edition/ First Print Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Granta Books, London.
Publication Print Number-line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.
Author: Sarah Moss.
ISBN: 9781847089168.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 140mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial dust jacket with slight signs of handling. Intact DJ spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition blue cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. 311 clean, slightly off white inside pages of English text. Signed by Author in black ink to inside Title page (‘Sarah Moss’), no other inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss:

Bodies of Light is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous nineteenth century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement.

Ally (older sister of May in Night Waking), is intelligent, studious and engaged in an eternal – and losing – battle to gain her mother’s approval and affection. Her mother, Elizabeth, is a religious zealot, keener on feeding the poor and saving prostitutes than on embracing the challenges of motherhood. Even when Ally wins a scholarship and is accepted as one of the first female students to read medicine in London, it still doesn’t seem good enough.

The first in a two-book sequence, Bodies of Light will propel Sarah Moss into the upper echelons of British novelists. It is a triumphant piece of historical fiction and a profoundly moving master class in characterisation.

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