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The Kingdoms

Natasha Pulley



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03 August 2021
Come home, if you remember.

The postcard has been held at the sorting office for ninety-one years, waiting to be delivered to Joe Tournier. On the front is a lighthouse - Eilean Mor, in the Outer Hebrides.

Joe has never left England, never even left London. He is a British slave, one of thousands throughout the French Empire. He has a job, a wife, a baby daughter.

But he also has flashes of a life he cannot remember and of a world that never existed - a world where English is spoken in England, and not French.

And now he has a postcard of a lighthouse built just six months ago, that was first written nearly one hundred years ago, by a stranger who seems to know him very well.

Joe's journey to unravel the truth will take him from French-occupied London to a remote Scottish island, and back through time itself as he battles for his life - and for a very different future.
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9781526623126
ISBN 10:   1526623129
Pages:   448
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Natasha Pulley's first novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street was a Sunday Times bestseller, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Her second novel,The Bedlam Stacks was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Encore Award and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize while The Lost Future of Pepperharrow was published in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim, cementing her reputation as one of the most original and exciting new young writers at work. She lives in Bath. @natasha_pulley

Reviews for The Kingdoms

Inventive, immersive and entirely unputdownable -- Praise for 'The Lost Future of Pepperharrow' * Daily Mail * Wildly inventive, full of eeriness and magic, and fiendishly intricate plots -- Praise for 'The Lost Future of Pepperharrow' * The Times * Pulley excels at portraying the emotionally charged interplay of her charming cast -- Praise for 'The Lost Future of Pepperharrow' * Guardian *

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