The Lighted Rooms

The Lighted Rooms

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Joan McAllistair is about to embark on the 'Trip of a Lifetime' with her daughter Eloise; a journey back to her childhood South Africa and the family homestead in the old Boer Republic of the Orange Free State. For Eloise, the trip is partly a gift, partly a means of assuaging her guilt at moving her mother into a care home. For Joan, the discovery of her grandmother's journal transports her to the troubled times of the Anglo-Boer war. Eloise, in the meantime, has gambled her business's entire fortune on a promise made by an old lover. As their stories unravel, Joan takes increasing refuge in the landscape of her mind - in journeys to her own past. She also finds an unexpected friend in a lonely teenager who shares her fascination with history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 36mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753824639
  • 9780753824634

About Richard Mason

Richard Mason was born in South Africa in 1978. Brought up and educated in England, he wrote his first novel whilst at Oxford. In the intervening years, Richard finished his degree, then set up an educational charity in memory of his sister Kay. Under Desmond Tutu's patronage, the Kay Mason Foundation provides scholarships to disadvantaged South African children.show more

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2 12% (28)
1 3% (8)
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