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From a Distance

From a Distance

(2014)
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In April 1946 Michael returns from war and finds he cannot face the life that awaits him at home. Impulsively he leaps on a train to the western tip of Cornwall, and in doing so changes his destiny. He finds himself in a bohemian colony of artists gathered on the Cornish coast, and his fate is shaped by his heart, his new environment, and the fragmented Britain to which he has returned.

More than fifty years later, a man arrives in Norfolk to claim-reluctantly-his inheritance: an abandoned lighthouse, half hidden in the shadows of the past, now ready to cast its beam forward. Kit, a successful businessman, is fairly certain he wants no part in this legacy.

In a farmhouse, a woman falters in the middle of her life. Louisa's children are leaving home and the constant push and pull of family life has turned like the tide of the Norfolk sea-she is suspended, without direction. When Kit and Louisa meet, neither can escape the consequences of Michael's split-second decision all those years ago.

Moving between the postwar artists' colony in Cornwall and present-day Norfolk, Raffaella Barker's new novel explores the secrets and flaws that can shape generations. From a Distance is a nuanced and compelling story of human connection and our desire to belong.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: From a Distance
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
ISBN: 1-4088-3373-5 / 978-1-4088-3373-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: From a Distance
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
ISBN: 1-4088-5415-5 / 978-1-4088-5415-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: From a Distance: A Novel
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
ISBN: 1-62040-334-X / 978-1-62040-334-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: From a Distance
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
ISBN: 1-4088-0808-0 / 978-1-4088-0808-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: From a Distance
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: From a Distance: A Novel
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: From a Distance
Author(s): Raffaella Barker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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