From the publisher:
The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard’s bestselling Cazalet Chronicles. Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home . . . For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants – and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . . Read the next books in the series, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change.
Elizabeth Jane Howard’s Cazalets sequence is five volumes of pure joy, exquisite sorrow and everything in between, that will take over your life if you let it. (You should let it). A family saga that rambles through WW2 and beyond, following four generations through births, deaths, marriages, affairs, abortions, divorces, and a great many meals. I’d gladly read another five volumes, if only I could.