The crying persisted. The door of the lighthouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And - oh cripes! There's a bloke, but -' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant. Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child. One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts. It is a decision with devastating consequences.
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Comments about The Light Between Oceans:
A book about love, suffering and loss. Get the tissues ready. Such an enjoyable read. Well written, the author has an ability to cary the theme through each sense impression and uses her metaphors cleverly.
"Irresistible... seductive... a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page" Oprah Magazine "A love story that is both persuasive and tender" The Sunday Times "A moving tale. One of this year's must-reads" Stylist Magazine "An extraordinary book... as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable" Guardian "It is not only the plot that it so compelling ... What makes this wonderful novel stand out is the cast of emotionally fragile characters, all of whom inspire tremendous sympathy in the reader" Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 9th May 2013
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.32