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In the Full Light of the Sun

(2019)
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In the Full Light of the Sun follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930s Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a wayward young art student; Julius, an anxious middle-aged art expert; and a mysterious art dealer named Rachmann, who are at the heart of Weimar Berlin at its hedonistic, politically turbulent apogee and are whipped up into excitement over the surprising discovery of 32 previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

Based on a true story, unfolding through the subsequent rise of Hitler and the Nazis, this gripping tale is about beauty and justice and the truth that may be found when our most treasured beliefs are revealed as illusions. Brilliant on authenticity, vanity and self-delusion, it is a novel for our times.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A completely fascinating novel about the early 20th century art world and its many dubious machinations. Expertly researched, compellingly narrated and full of potent resonance today." - William Boyd

"I loved In the Full Light Of The Sun, a novel about deception, self-deception, truth, love and lies that will enthral anyone fascinated by Van Gogh, the art world and Berlin in the 1920s. Written with verve and assurance it is both engaging and humane." - Amanda Craig

"Clare Clark casts her spell of time and place with casual elegance and no apparent tricks - yet caught me up in this juicy story of colossal art fraud, the passions and intrigues of her vivid and moving characters - and the truly terrifying rise of the Nazi party, with all its contemporary echoes. The atmosphere of this book lingers on." - Laline Paull

"In her gripping new novel Clare Clark paints a picture of Weimar Berlinin which surface glitter hides sinister and bitter truths. Page by page she brings secret lives into the light; nothing: not love, not art, not politics, is what it seems, and few escape the brutal forces that emerge." - Stella Tillyard


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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-544-14757-X / 978-0-544-14757-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-349-01082-X / 978-0-349-01082-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-349-01080-3 / 978-0-349-01080-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-349-01081-1 / 978-0-349-01081-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: In The Full Light Of The Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-4450-8020-6 / 978-1-4450-8020-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: In The Full Light Of The Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-4450-8021-4 / 978-1-4450-8021-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the Full Light of the Sun
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK