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The Lighted Rooms

(2008)
(Natural Elements)
A novel by

 
 
A stunningly incisive and poignant novel about family, duty and the challenging world of the mind.

Joan McAllistair is about to embark on the 'Trip of a Lifetime' with her daughter Eloise; a journey back to her childhood South Africa and the family homestead in the old Boer Republic of the Orange Free State.

For Eloise, the trip is partly a gift, partly a means of assuaging her guilt at moving her mother into a care home. For Joan, the discovery of her grandmother's journal transports her to the troubled times of the Anglo-Boer war. Eloise, in the meantime, has gambled her business's entire fortune on a promise made by an old lover.

As their stories unravel, Joan takes increasing refuge in the landscape of her mind - in journeys to her own past. She also finds an unexpected friend in a lonely teenager who shares her fascination with history.


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March 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Natural Elements
Author(s): Richard Mason
ISBN: 0-307-26746-6 / 978-0-307-26746-7 (USA edition)
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lighted Rooms
Author(s): Richard Mason
ISBN: 0-297-85319-8 / 978-0-297-85319-0 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Natural Elements
Author(s): Richard Mason
ISBN: 0-307-38732-1 / 978-0-307-38732-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lighted Rooms
Author(s): Richard Mason
ISBN: 0-7538-2624-0 / 978-0-7538-2624-9 (UK edition)
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lighted Rooms
Author(s): Richard Mason
ISBN: 0-7538-2463-9 / 978-0-7538-2463-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lighted Rooms
Author(s): Richard Mason
ISBN: 0-297-85320-1 / 978-0-297-85320-6 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lighted Rooms
Author(s): Richard Mason
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March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Natural Elements
Author(s): Richard Mason
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