Tricks Of The Light

Tricks Of The Light

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Broom is in her 50s. An artist and theatre set designer, she is spending Christmas in the Alps working on a commission for an opera in Leipzig. Five years before, she had fallen passionately in love with the flawed but lovable Al. But their fiery and complex relationship was tragically cut short when Al was involved in an accident from which he didn't recover. After five years of mourning (and celibacy) Broom is ready to engage with the world again - and it is here, in the Alps, that she meets Micky Flint, a slick, attractive 30-something advertising executive who is working on a new pitch. Intercut with this story is that of Lockhart, with whom Broom once had an affair. Returning for Christmas after many years to the family estate on the remote Scottish island of Callasay, he too is confronting his past. As Broom looks back on past lovers, she becomes strangely drawn to Micky, her polar opposite. An intimacy develops between them that will set Broom free from past relationships to emerge a revitalised woman.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552771252
  • 9780552771252

About Alison Fell

Alison Fell is a Scottish writer who lives in London. Her poetry collection, Kisses for Mayakovsky, was winner of the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and her novel, Mer de Glace, was joint winner of the Boardman Tasker Memorial Award. Her most recent novel, The Mistress of Lilliput, received unanimous acclaim. She has edited three anthologies- The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Cardinal Virtues and Serious Hysterics. She has been a Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia and has recently become Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at University College London. Tricks of the Light is her seventh novel.show more

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