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1444847473
Large print:The light within us; Charlotte Betts:2021 Large print The light within us; Charlotte Betts
The light within us; Charlotte Betts
Author: Betts, Charlotte
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Large print
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Charnwood, 2021
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781444847475
Notes:
In the golden afternoon of the turn of the century, Edith establishes an artists' community in Cornwall with her husband Benedict and their friends Clarissa, Dora and old flame, Pascal. But despite their dreams of an idyllic way of life creating beauty by the sea, all is not perfect within their tight-knit community, and secrets threaten to tear apart their paradise. While Dora sacrifices her art to take on an unexpected challenge, Clarissa's reckless actions result in an illegitimate baby. And when Benedict cruelly abandons Edith, she finds she cannot divorce him if she is to keep her home and children. Throughout it all, Pascal supports Edith as she fights to ensure their community's future. But what, or who, will she have to sacrifice to fulfil her dream?
Extent: 456 pages (large print), 23 cm, pbk
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