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Bodies of light

Author: Sarah Moss
Publisher: London : Granta Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Moss
ISBN: 9781847089090 1847089097
OCLC Number: 896855443
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Awards: Short-listed for Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2015 (UK)
Description: 311 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Moss.

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