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The Frequency of Us: A BBC2 Between the Covers book club pick

Keith Stuart

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Religious & spiritual fiction


'A fascinating, beautiful, heartwarming novel. It kept me gripped from the very first chapter' -- BETH O'LEARY

In Second World War Bath, young, naive wireless engineer Will meets Austrian refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and worldly, and at last his life seems to make sense . . . until, soon after, the newly married couple's home is bombed, and Will awakes from the wreckage to find himself alone.

No one has heard of Elsa Klein. They say he was never married.

Seventy years later, social worker Laura is battling her way out of depression and off medication. Her new case is a strange, isolated old man whose house hasn't changed since the war. A man who insists his wife vanished many, many years before. Everyone thinks he's suffering dementia. But Laura begins to suspect otherwise . . .

From Keith Stuart, author of the much-loved Richard & Judy bestseller A Boy Made of Blocks, comes a stunning, emotional novel about an impossible mystery and a true love that refuses to die.

'Enthralling, a real thing of beauty. Dazzling' -- JOSIE SILVER

'The Frequency of Us is a novel with a bit of everything: a sweeping love story, wonderfully complex characters, and a sprinkling of the supernatural. I loved it, and know it'll stay with me for some time' -- CLARE POOLEY

'A complete joy! An intelligent, intricate and emotive mystery' -- LOUISE JENSON

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Praise for The Frequency of Us: A BBC2 Between the Covers book club pick

  • The publishing sensation of the year: a compelling, uplifting and heart-rending debut novel - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • Constructed around not just a great plot, but a rare sense of honesty and insight - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • A heart-warming and wise story . . . I shed a few tears but was left with a warm glow - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • This is a wonderful, warm, insightful novel about family, friendship and love that tugs at your heart - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • This book is incredible. Keith Stuart is a very clever man - on A Boy Made of Blocks

  • An emotive novel tackling mental health that's beautifully told - Woman s Weekly

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Keith Stuart

Keith Stuart is an author and journalist. His heartwarming debut novel, A Boy Made of Blocks, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a major bestseller, and was inspired by Keith's real-life relationship with his autistic son. Keith has written for publications including Empire, Red and Esquire, and is the former games editor of the Guardian. He lives with his wife and two sons in Frome, Somerset.

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