The Light Years

The Light Years

Book - 1990
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The first book in the landmark Cazalet Chronicles, previously a BBC radio and TV series. With the onset of war, The Light Years reveals a privileged family facing uncertain times.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1990
Description: 434 p. : geneal. table ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780330323154
9780671709075
0671709070
Branch Call Number: Howa

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FVReader1
Jun 10, 2018

This family is lovely. Rich and kind, thoughtful and warm. They are a family that enjoy each other's company and respect everyone within it. Even the children are given voice and listened to.
This book is the pre-WWII setting, building the familial relationships, getting ready for what we know will come. The setting is peaceful, yet watchful as War looms but hasn't yet arrived.
The story focusses a lot on the children. They are the true starting point of this series.
I look forward to continuing the story of this warm, enjoyable family.

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Einer2
Jul 13, 2017

Agree that until at least halfway through the book I had trouble keeping up with the characters , but as a fan of Downtown Abby I loved the look at the absurd life of this era in England. Will try to read the next before I forget who's who!

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martha_w
Jun 03, 2015

This is a sprawling family saga set in the late 1930s, focusing on three generations of a wealthy family, the Cazalets. It's probably a good rec for Downton Abbey fans, and a good readalike for fans of Penny Vincenzi's Spoils of Time trilogy, but, while I enjoyed this and thought it was pretty good, I thought it had a couple of problems. First of all, it has so many characters that it loses focus - it's hard to keep the characters straight, and the author would have been better served by focusing on just a few. Secondly, the wide focus means that several storylines are taken up and then abandoned without explanation -- although it IS the first in a series, so that might resolve itself later on. It's an enjoyable, light summer read, and I'm hoping that reading further volumes will resolve some of my lingering issues with it, as I know this series is rather beloved in the UK.

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