Light Years

Light Years

Maggie Gee

9780863568688 February 2004 Paperback 352pp

About the Book

Lottie Lucas is the luckiest person she knows. She has looks, money, three houses and a teenage son she adores … So why is her husband Harold walking out on her?

Light Years is also about zoos and the zodiac; the seasons and the stars; and how humans see the natural world. It is a novel about the possibilities of happiness, a surprising and beautiful contemporary love story.

About the Author

Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta’s ‘Best Young British Novelists’ in 1983. Since then she has published eight novels to great acclaim, including Grace, The Ice People, and The White Family which was shortlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award 2004. She is the first woman Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.


‘In the tradition of the best romantic comedy.’
The Observer

‘Sublimely funny and infinitely subtle, Light Years is pure delight.’
Daily Telegraph

‘Energetic and beguiling.’
Sunday Telegraph

'This is so fine a novel, because so completely a planned and crafted one.'
Times Literary Supplement