The Dust that Falls from Dreams
An epic story of love and war, and of England in the first half of the twentieth century, from the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
A return to the epic romance, heroism, history and warm and eccentric cast of characters that made over 2.5 million readers fall in love with CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN.
In the brief golden years before the outbreak of World War I, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of the conflict that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood.
When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie is left confused by her love for two young men - one an infantry soldier and one a flying ace. Can she, and her sisters, build new lives out of the opportunities and devastations that follow the Great War?
'A feast of a novel' The Times
'A richly rewarding read' Daily Express
Praise for The Dust that Falls from Dreams
A feast of a novel . This book is very much a hitJohn Sutherland, The Times
Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and tasteEvening Standard
This, [De Bernieres]' eighth novel, proves that he can and is still producing Good ThingsFiona Wilson, The Times
A richly rewarding readVanessa Berridge, Daily Express
De Bernieres is an astute observer of the human heart, and his account of an idealistic young woman learning to live in the real world is beautifully observedMail on Sunday
It's a book in which readers will happily immerse themselves, and one which will surely and deservedly be a bestsellerAllan Massie, Scotsman
Rhapsodic, wistful and with more than a touch of whimsy. It's pure escapism of the very highest qualityJeffrey Taylor, 4 stars, Sunday Express
[A] charming and quietly moving taleChristian House, 4 stars, Sunday Telegraph
Another epic novel of love and lossWoman and Home
MovingBert Wright, Nudge
The comparisons with his Captain Corelli's Mandolin are happily justifiedMicyael Conagyan, Belfast Telegraph Morning
Magnificent and movingMrsD-Daily
Magnificent and moving.BabyBarista
This is a novel suffused with warmth and humour as it follows the threads of love and family ties. It is a pleasure to follow these characters through the tumultuous times in which they live. a well-told and engrossing story, bringing back to life a generation who are slipping from our collective memory.Kate Slotover, Riddle