I’m currently reading Francis Spufford’s Light Perpetual
November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant.
November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on – to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century.
It’s a tale of the latter twentieth century through the lives of five, it’s intriguing, the total atmosphere of this period is so well drawn.