The Cazalet family are gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war, at Home Place in 1937. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. The Light Years introduces the Cazalet family, their relatives, their children and their servants, and the fascinating triangle of their affairs. This is the first volume in The Cazalet Chronicles.
Reviewed by Sarah Perry in Slightly Foxed Issue 52.
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