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Random House presents the audiobook edition of So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières.

Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and the yearning for fulfilment that threatens their marriage. 

Back in England, Rosie's three sisters are dealing with different challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. These are precarious times, and they find themselves using unconventional means to achieve their desires. Around them the world is changing, and when Daniel finds himself in Germany he witnesses events taking a dark and forbidding turn.

By turns humorous and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a cast of unique and captivating characters as they navigate the extraordinary interwar years both in England and abroad.

©2018 Louis de Bernieres (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Brilliant Novel

This is Louis de Bernieres on top form. I had not read 'The Dust That Falls From Dreams' before this so have just ordered it. Even so this reads exceptionally well as a stand alone novel that is sweeping in scope as it covers a turbulent time in our national story. I loved the characters and listened to it, more or less, in one sitting with headphones glued to my ears. I feel so much renewed respect for the generations that populated the novel and really hope there is the planned third instalment.

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Wonderful, engaging, full of wisdom and warmth.

Another must read (or listen) from Louis de Bernieres - so many questions still to be answered - please may there be a 3rd soon. I thoroughly recommend this at once comforting and stirring book - a great sequel to The Dust That Falls From Dreams.

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Moving tale

Beautiful tale and well read. I especially enjoyed the female reader. You don't have to know the first book to enjoy this.

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Beautiful

Such a delight. Made me laugh and cry. Beautifully written. I do hope there’s another one.

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What happened to the end????

Was really enjoying this story, then suddenly it ended. Seemed there were loose ends all over the place - did Louis get bored of writing it. What a shame!