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The Dust That Falls from Dreams
The Dust That Falls from Dreams: A Novel | Louis de Bernieres
From the acclaimed author of Corellis Mandolin, here is a sumptuous, sweeping, powerfully moving new novel about a British family whose lives and loves are indelibly shaped by the horrors of World War I and the hopes for its aftermath. In the brief golden years of the Edwardian era the McCosh sistersChristabel, Ottilie, Rosie and Sophiegrow up in an idyllic household in the countryside south of London. On one side, their neighbors are the proper Pendennis family, recently arrived from Baltimore, whose close-in-age boysSidney, Albert and Ashbridgeshake their fathers hand at breakfast and address him as sir. On the other side is the Pitt family: a resolutely French mother, a former navy captain father, and two brothers, Archie and Daniel, who are clearly going to grow up into a pair of daredevils and adventurers. In childhood this band is inseparable, but the days of careless camaraderie are brought to an abrupt halt by the outbreak of The Great War, in which everyone will play a part. All three Pendennis brothers fight in the hellish trenches at the front; Daniel Pitt becomes an ace fighter pilot with his daredevil tendencies intact; Rosie and Ottilie McCosh volunteer in the hospitals, where women serve with as much passion and nearly as much hardship as the men at the front; Christabel McCosh becomes one of the squad of photographers sending snaps of their loved ones at home to the soldiers; and Sophie McCosh drives for the RAF in France. In the aftermath of the war, as the universal joy and relief were beginning to be tempered by . . . an atmosphere of uncertainty, everyone must contend with the modern world that is slowly emerging from the ashes of the old. A wholly immersive novel about a particular time and place, The Dust That Falls from Dreams also illuminates the timeless ways in which men and women carry profound loss alongside indelible hope. From the Hardcover edition.
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Dust That Falls from Dreams | Louis de Bernieres
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It was a bit slow but I enjoyed it

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BittersweetBooks
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The trouble with love is that one really has no choice as to who one falls in love with 📜💕

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Biljana
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I got these two day before yesterday and I can't wait to dive in 🌊🏊🔜

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Anabnieto
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This tittle.... I can't read as much as I would like but if I could I would have bought this one not knowing much about its content.

MrBook Ditto 😊👏🏻👍🏻! 3y
annahenke This is a GORGEOUS novel. Loved the writing. 3y
Anabnieto @ahenke I pass by this bookstore everyday.... Let's see how I do with my current book and decide. I have a pack of books waiting for my attention. So much to read, so little time 3y
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"May I say, in all sympathy and love, that of all those who have passed through the veil since I have been here, not one has passed into Paradise leaving behind in our hearts the certainty of that future life more fully and realistically than was the case with your dear boy."

Christine89 I am in love with this cover (I really liked the hardback cover too) 3y
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Millmj
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Not his greatest but still enjoyed it

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Clare_Riley
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I thoroughly enjoyed this. De Bernières is one of my favourite authors - I haven't read a bad novel of his yet. This has lived up to my expectations.

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Clare_Riley
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I love the cover of this book. 70 pages in and enjoying it so far.

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