Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography.
Only when her beloved grandson, Luke, returns home to Scotland does Anne's secret story begin to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room.
"The Illuminations is a book at once both tender and ambitious." (Observer)
"A bold and significant work of art...an eloquent and often beautiful anatomy of the way we live now - in love, in war and in our imagination." (Evening Standard)
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