Being Light

Being Light

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A man floats off on a Bouncy Castle on a local hospital appeal Fun Day. He loses consciousness as he feels himself getting nearer to the sun and 'wakes up' in the arms of the beautiful and plump Sylvia Arrow, an ex-acrobat harbouring a stolen elephant. Roy's wife Sheila, devastated by his disappearance, becomes convinced that he's been abducted by aliens. Meanwhile in London an environmentalist called Jeremy, who wears a dress and smells of Nivea (and who turns out to be Sylvia's brother), is being followed by journalist Jane Memory, who is determined to get a better job and to bring his campaign to the attention of the world. All the characters in the book are connected to each other but it's only in the last scene that they come together: in a field, where Roy is poised to walk Sylvia's tightrope, because he thinks he's dead anyway.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 16mm | 186g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753814358
  • 9780753814352

About Helen Smith

Helen Smith writes novels, children's books, poetry and screenplays. She was attracted to writing as a career when, as a child poet, her rhyming iambic pentameters inspired lavish praise from her parents. In the long gap between this early recognition of her talents and publishing her first novel, Alison Wonderland, she and her daughter travelled together around the world. Now she lives in London.show more

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95 ratings
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4 26% (25)
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2 21% (20)
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