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Konstantin By Tom Bullough

Konstantin
by Tom Bullough

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1867, Ryazan, a Russian city in winter. Ten-year-old Konstantin, deafened by scarlet fever, dreams of flight - escaping to Moscow, fleeing to the silent stars. And his daring visions, pregnant with humanity's future, will take him further than anyone could believe.
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Konstantin by Tom Bullough

Tom Bullough's Konstantin is a mesmerising novel about how the imagination can inspire the individual to greatness.

1867, Ryazan, a Russian city in winter. Ten-year-old Konstantin, deafened by scarlet fever, dreams of flight - escaping to Moscow, fleeing to the silent stars. And his daring visions, pregnant with humanity's future, will take him further than anyone could believe.

Moving from wolf-infested forests to the brothels of Moscow, from village life to the wondrous Age of Steam, from appalling tragedy to the discovery of a great love, Konstantin tells the beguiling story of a man who imagined the unimaginable: turning the dream of space travel into a reality.

As vivid and evocative as Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Konstantin is a story of man, nature, and the limitless power of the imagination.

Praise for Konstantin:

'Convincing, lyrical. Bullough has set Konstantin squarely before us as a living, thinking, ingenious human being' John Banville

'Konstantin is that rare creature, the practical dreamer, a hero at the dawn of modernity. Beautifully written . . . a real achievement' Andrew Miller, author of Pure

'Enchanting, wonderfully eloquent. A very alluring read' Time Out

Tom Bullough was born in 1975 and is the author of two previous novels. He lives in Breconshire, in mid-Wales, with his wife and young son.

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Konstantin Reviews


Konstantin is that rare creature, the practical dreamer, a hero at the dawn of modernity. Beautifully written . . . a real achievement -- Andrew Miller, author of 'Pure'
Mesmerizing intensity . . .daring . . . Konstantin fascinatingly brings us an imagined portrait of a boy turning into a man that refuses to give us any simple solutions * TLS *
Enchanting, wonderfully eloquent. A very alluring read * Time Out *
A charming novel, sensitively told * Prospect *
A magnificent piece of writing ... punctuated with moments of beauty and of fascination * Polari Magazine *
Bullough succeeds in translating the science of lunar travel into concrete, apposite and lyrical imagery...Here is a writer with a sculptor's sensibility * New Welsh Review *
A convincing account, lyrical yet exact, of the making of a scientist. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky may not be a household name, but the author has set him squarely before us as a living, thinking, ingenious human being -- John Banville
Wonderful. Historical fiction that wears history lightly * Observer *
Well-written . . . moving and expressive * The Times *

About Tom Bullough


Tom Bullough was born in 1975 and is the author of two previous novels. He lives in Breconshire, in mid-Wales, with his wife and young son.

Additional information

GOR004990917
Konstantin by Tom Bullough
Tom Bullough
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2013-01-31
208
0670920932
9780670920938
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