Tom Bullough Konstatin

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Konstatin

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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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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 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

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