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A story of love and astronomy told over the course of twenty years through the lives of two improbable best friends...


Thomas Hart and Grace Macauley are fellow worshippers at the Bethesda Baptist chapel in the small Essex town of Aldleigh. Though separated in age by three decades, the pair are kindred spirits – torn between their commitment to religion and their desire for more. But their friendship is threatened by the arrival of love.


‘Like Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries and AS Byatt’s Possession, [Enlightenment] is a baroque, genre-bending novel of ideas, ghosts, and hidden histories.’ Sunday Telegraph


Published May 2024

Signed, exclusive indie edition with spring blue sprayed edges!

Hardback  400 pages | 240 x 156 mm

Jonathan Cape

Book - Enlightenment - Sarah Perry

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