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THE LUMINARIES.



The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton won the Booker Prize in 2013 and is one of my very favourite books. This edition is a first edition, first print and was published by Granta. It is signed by Eleanor on the title page. The cover is simple but stunning. A woman can be seen displayed in the four phases of the moon, The design is replicated on the back, however, the image is of a man. This edition comes with a gold thread to mark your place. If you have never read The Luminaries I urge you to do so, it is an amazing read and thoroughly deserved the Booker.




Here's a synopsis -



It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.

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