Enlightenment – Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition

Sarah Perry

ISBN: 9781787334991S


Signed hardback copy of Enlightenment by Sarah Perry

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Sarah Perry to the page

The Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition has sprayed edges and comes with an Enlightenment tote bag

NB This title is published on 2nd May 2024. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication


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Enlightenment is a story of love and astronomy, told over the course of twenty years through the lives of two improbable best friends.

Thomas Hart and Grace Macaulay have lived all their lives in the small Essex town of Aldleigh. Though separated in age by three decades, the pair are kindred spirits – torn between their commitment to religion and their desire for more. But their friendship is threatened by the arrival of romantic love.

Thomas falls for James Bower, who runs the local museum. Together they develop an obsession with the vanished nineteenth-century astronomer said to haunt a nearby manor, and whose identity might finally be revealed when a startling discovery is made. As Thomas fears a broken heart, he comes to find solace in astronomy: might it offer as much as earthly or even divine love? Meanwhile Grace meets Nathan, a fellow sixth former. They are drawn recklessly together, but quickly pulled apart, casting Grace into the wider world and far away from Thomas.

In time, the mysteries of Aldleigh are revealed, bringing Thomas and Grace back to each other and to a richer understanding of love, of the nature of the world and their place in it.

This ambitious novel about love and faith and science is Sarah Perry’s finest work to date.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Published 02/05/2024
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