In the Full Light of the Sun

In the Full Light of the Sun

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 28/02/2019
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In the Full Light of the Sun follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930's Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a wayward, young art student; Julius, an anxious, middle-aged art expert; and a mysterious art dealer named Rachmann who are at the heart of Weimar Berlin at its hedonistic, politically turbulent apogee and are whipped up into excitement over the surprising discovery of thirty-two previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

Based on a true story, unfolding through the subsequent rise of Hitler and the Nazis, this gripping tale is about beauty and justice, and the truth that may be found when our most treasured beliefs are revealed as illusions.

Brilliant on authenticity, vanity and self-delusion, it is a novel for our times.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349010823
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 700g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 42 mm

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In the Full Light of the Sun
Ambitious novel
In the Full Light of the Sun was a really ambitious novel that didn't quite work. The cover was utterly beautiful, and I wanted the book to evoke that beau... READ MORE
Sam Williams
In the Full Light of the Sun
In the full light of the sun
The 1920s are tough in post-war Germany, but the show must go on and the art market flourishes despite all economic struggles. Yet, where money can be made... READ MORE
In the Full Light of the Sun
Wonderful characters wrapped up in art scandal and 1920's Berlin
What drew me to this book, apart from the gorgeous cover and the quote from Mr William Boyd, one of my faves, is that this story is based on true events. ... READ MORE
In the Full Light of the Sun
Novel set in Weimar BERLIN
The novel is set against the backdrop of the 1920s/30s Berlin when the political and financial situation was in flux, changing week by week. The hyperinfla... READ MORE