The Lamplighters

Author: Emma Stonex
Editor: Viking
ISBN: 9781984882158
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Inspired by a haunting true story, a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast--and about the wives who were left behind What strange fate befell these doomed men? The heavy sea whispers their names. Black rocks roll beneath the surface, drowning ghosts. And out of the swell like a finger of light, the salt-scratched tower stands lonely and magnificent. It's New Year's Eve, 1972, when a boat pulls up to the Maiden Rock lighthouse with relief for the keepers. But no one greets them. When the entrance door, locked from the inside, is battered down, rescuers find an empty tower. A table is laid for a meal not eaten. The Principal Keeper's weather log describes a storm raging round the tower, but the skies have been clear all week. And the clocks have all stopped at 8:45. Two decades later, the wives who were left behind are visited by a writer who is determined to find the truth about the men's disappearance. Moving between the women's stories and the men's last weeks together in the lighthouse, long-held secrets surface and truths twist into lies as we piece together what happened, why, and who to believe. In her riveting and suspenseful novel, Emma Stonex writes a story of isolation and obsession, of reality and illusion, and of what it takes to keep the light burning when all else is swallowed by dark.
The Lamplighters
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Emma Stonex
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-16 - Publisher: Viking

Inspired by a haunting true story, a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast--and about the wives who were left behind What strange fate befell these doomed men? The heavy sea whispers their names. Black rocks
The Lamplighters
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Emma Stonex
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-04 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Sunday Times Bestseller 2021. As recommended by the BBC Radio 2 Book Club 'The novel I've enjoyed most this year' - Hilary Mantel 'A mystery, a love story and a ghost story, all at once. Wonderful' - S J Watson Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse,
The Lamplighters
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Frazer Lee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-26 - Publisher: Crossroad Press

Life on Meditrine Island is luxurious…but brief. Marla Neuborn has found the best post-grad job in the world—as a "Lamplighter" working on Meditrine Island, an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operated by a consortium of billionaires. All Lamplighters have to do is tend to the mansions, cook and clean, and
The Lamplighter
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Charles Dickens
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-16 - Publisher: Good Press

"The Lamplighter" by Charles Dickens. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has
Hunted Down and the Lamplighter
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Charles Dickens
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-19 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Hunted Down is taken from the life of notorious criminal Thomas Wainewright, whom Dickens met in prison before he committed suicide. The Lamplighter is a play written for the comic actor Macready. It is a very funny play.