Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall
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Peter Straker lives in a converted lighthouse on the Devon coast with a fine view of the sea, two cats, and no neighbors. That's just the way he likes it. He speaks to no one except in his dreams, where he converses with some of the seventy-eight people he believes he killed nearly a quarter-century earlier -- though he can't quite remember how it happened. But Straker's carefully preserved solitude is about to be invaded by Imogen Doody, a prickly and unapproachable school caretaker with a painful history herself. Against his will -- and hers -- Straker soon finds himself helping Imogen repair the run-down cottage she's inherited. There are forces gathering, however, as the twenty-fifth anniversary of Straker's crime approaches, and they're intent upon disturbing his precarious peace.

 

About Clare Morrall

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Clare Morrall is coauthor of A Booker Prize Trio and author of The Language of Others.
 
Published April 2, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 402 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Peter Straker is extraordinarily wracked by guilt: He holds himself responsible for the deaths of 78 people in a train wreck nearly 25 years ago, and since the accident he’s been living quietly—indeed, practically mute—in a lighthouse on the Devon coast.

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Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall Sceptre £12.99, pp390 A man dreams of skulls at the beginning of Clare Morrall's second novel, the title of which comes from Samuel Johnson and should not be confused with the recent film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which made referen...

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Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall 390pp, Sceptre, £12.99 Some novelists start with an idea;

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Peter Straker lives alone in a lighthouse on the Devon coast.

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