The Light Years
The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles.
Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home . . .
For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.
Three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants – and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . .
Read the next books in the series, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change.
A family saga of the best kind . . . a must.
She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts.
Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
The Cazalets have earned an honoured place among the great saga families . . . rendered thrillingly three-dimensional by a master craftsman.