The Daylight Thief

The Daylight Thief As the second half of the th Century dawns Jack Follows a Nottingham born son of a shoemaker yearns to drag himself out of the torpor of his lower class life A sensuous encounter with irresistibl

  • Title: The Daylight Thief
  • Author: Alan Williams
  • ISBN: 9780993368066
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • As the second half of the 19th Century dawns, Jack Follows, a Nottingham born son of a shoemaker, yearns to drag himself out of the torpor of his lower class life.A sensuous encounter with irresistible aristocrat Freda Deverick and the chance discovery of his artistic talent seem to present him with a life line out But as his infatuation descends into obsession, Jack setsAs the second half of the 19th Century dawns, Jack Follows, a Nottingham born son of a shoemaker, yearns to drag himself out of the torpor of his lower class life.A sensuous encounter with irresistible aristocrat Freda Deverick and the chance discovery of his artistic talent seem to present him with a life line out But as his infatuation descends into obsession, Jack sets off on an ill fated twenty year quest through Victorian England over which all his achievements will slowly begin to unravel.A century later Simon Smith s life has hit rock bottom By chance he discovers Jack s meticulously kept journal.As parallels between their lives emerge he is compelled to embark on his own quest in search of Jack, Freda and a personal redemption that could only be written by the past.Inspired by actual events, The Daylight Thief is the debut novel from author Alan Williams, which lays bare the thin line between hope and obsession Absorbing, tender and wry, it is tumultuous journey through time and the human condition that proves that our dreams are never out of reach.

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    1. A terrific debut novel, it had me totally engrossed and unable to put it down.Two stories running in parallel but interlinked, reflecting superbly those eras, with evocative descriptions, sympathetic treatment & a romantic thread which was understated but crucial to the whole story line.Covering elements of local history, genealogy, art & photography it is well researched, very interesting and humorous at times.I finished it eager to share it with others so this author gets the publicity [...]

    2. The Daylight Thief was the first book that I won & received in a giveaway from . I have always loved to read but have honestly not read an entire book since the birth of my son 4 years ago. I started this book not knowing anything about the plot or reading reviews but could not put it down. It has become the 1st book that I have read in 4 years & I am recommending it to everyone. I would nap at night & get up just to read more. The writing style allowed me to picture every scene & [...]

    3. I won this book in a giveaway here on . I was excited to get this book and start it. The writing is really good and I found myself drawn into the story and not wanting to put it down until I was done with it. The descriptive language in this story is unmatched. I felt like I was in the scene with the characters. Very well written. I hope that you will give this book a chance because you will not be disappointed!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    4. I read this after it was recommended by Nottingham magazine, Left Lion. Pleased I did. Great little story spanning the years, peppered with familiar Nottingham landmarks and local history (even a mention for little old Eakring!) Great stuff !

    5. This was our book club read for February, we try and read books that have been written by people from the same organisation as us, after all they have made the incredible effort to write a book in the first place. I found the storytelling a little stilted at first and maybe this was because some of the langauge struck me as a little odd and the little bits where it's written in Jack etcs accent - something that always irritates me, but as the story developed the writing became smoother and the s [...]

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