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Author: Sarah Moss
"nice victorian read…"
Bodies of Light brings us a beautiful written historical novel set Victorian Manchester. The modern novel about a family with a 19th - century setting.Elizabeth Sanderson has been brought up by her mother's strict up bringing to believe in god say prayers and read the Bible Elizabeth is very religious she likes to feed the poor and save the prostitutes than embracing the challenges of motherhood..It has come to the time in Elizabeth's life that she is set to marry in a wedding dress of pebble - grey cut to a length of rough silk that was a christmas from Alfred. Elizabeth invited all the women from her welfare society.Her husband who is an artist who loves to paint . Giving birth to Ally who cries so much drives Elizabeth to evil thoughts. Having a screaming baby is such a rollercoaster change of life for Elizabeth.Unfolding in the story Elizabeth is unsympathetic to her baby crying she knew that before the baby was born she was full of light. Dramatically she would say take my baby give me back my own life and lord. People would say to Elizabeth poor baby which Elizabeth felt upset about as no - one would say poor Elizabeth tired and thirsty and bored beyond despair. Ally grew up intelligent with a losing battle to gain her mother's approval and affection. As Ally grew older she left home to escape the terrors of her childhood and to begin a new life in London. Ally's sister May liked to pose for the artists in her father's circle. A splendid story for readers who like to read historical stories set in the Victorian 19th century. Body of Light is published by Granta 10th April 2014. Sarah Moss has also wrote two other fiction novels Cold Earth, and Night waking. Sarah has also wrote a non fiction novel Names for the Sea.Bodies of Light is her third fiction book. I hope that many readers will pick up a copy of Bodies of Light and enjoy reading it as much as I have.