The book of fire

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A family from two nations, England and Greece, live a simple life on a tiny Greek island: Irini, Tasso and their daughter, lovely, sweet Chara, whose name means joy. Their life goes up in flames in a single day when one man starts a fire out of greed and indifference. In the wake of the fire, Chara bears deep scars across her back and arms. Tasso is frozen in trauma, devastated that he wasn’t there when his family needed him most. And Irini is crippled by guilt at her part in the fate of the man who started the fire. But this family has survived, and slowly green shoots of hope and renewal will grow from the smouldering ruins of devastation. Christy Lefteri has crafted a novel which is intimate and epic, sweeping and delicate. ‘The Book of Fire’ explores not only the damage wrought by human folly, but also – and ultimately – our powers of redemption and renewal.

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‘Stunning… will long remain in the reader’s mind’ – Kristin Hannah, author of THE NIGHTINGALETHE UNFORGETTABLE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO AND SONGBIRDS – NOW AVAILABLE IN HARDBACK, EBOOK & AUDIOBOOK.______________________ This morning, I met the man who started the fire. He did something terrible, but then, so have I. I left him. I left him and now he may be dead.Once upon a time there was a beautiful village that held a million stories of love and loss and peace and war, and it was swallowed up by a fire that blazed up to the sky. The fire ran all the way down to the sea where it met with its reflection.A family from two nations, England and Greece, live a simple life in a tiny Greek village: Irini, Tasso and their daughter, lovely, sweet Chara, whose name means joy. Their life goes up in flames in a single day when one man starts a fire out of greed and indifference. Many are killed, homes are destroyed, and the region’s natural beauty wiped out.In the wake of the fire, Chara bears deep scars across her back and arms. Tasso is frozen in trauma, devastated that he wasn’t there when his family most needed him. And Irini is crippled by guilt at her part in the fate of the man who started the fire.But this family has survived, and slowly green shoots of hope and renewal will grow from the smouldering ruins of devastation.Once again, Christy Lefteri has crafted a novel which is intimate and epic, sweeping and delicate. The Book of Fire explores not only the damage wrought by human folly, and the costs of survival in our changing world, but also – and ultimately – our powers of redemption and renewal. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF FIRE’Christy Lefteri is a magician when it comes to the written word, and although the story is about a devastating event, beauty pours forth from her prose, and this, and the storyline will stay with me for some time to come.’ 5* Reader Review ‘This book made me feel every emotion. I love Christy Lefteri’s writing. The Beekeeper of Aleppo is an amazing book but The Book of Fire is an outstanding read’ 5* Reader Review’Christy Lefteri has crafted a story of such grief and pain, but also one of hope and love.’ 5* Reader Review ‘Beautifully written, atmospheric, moving and entrancing, all at once’ 5* Reader Review ‘The author’s vivid descriptions of the forest, both before and after the fire, help the reader to get a real sense of the loss which these devastating fires bring about. A passionate and emotive story which drew me in from the very first page. Stunning!’ 5* Reader Review

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Weight 0.573 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.3 cm
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