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The Lamplighters - Emma Stonex

The Lamplighters - Emma Stonex

These books are from a signed and numbered Independent Bookshop limited edition of 1,500 copies.

Title: The Lamplighters

Author:  Emma Stonex

ISBN:  9781529047318

Weight:  883 g

Independent Bookshop signed and numbered limited edition (first edition, first printing)



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The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

They say we'll never know what happened to those men.
They say the sea keeps its secrets…

Cornwall, 1972.  Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore.  The entrance door is locked from the inside.  The clocks have stopped.  The Principal Keeper’s weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week.

What happened to those three men, out on the tower?  The heavy sea whispers their names.  The tide shifts beneath the swell, drowning ghosts.  Can their secrets ever be recovered from the waves?

Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still struggling to move on.  Helen, Jenny and Michelle should have been united by the tragedy, but instead it drove them apart.  And then a writer approaches them.  He wants to give them a chance to tell their side of the story.  But only in confronting their darkest fears can the truth begin to surface…

Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.

Peer & Press Reviews

The Lamplighters transported me effortlessly to the mysterious Maiden Rock and life on the Cornish coast.  Stonex creates a most engaging collection of voices and perspectives that unveil what happened in true pager-turner fashion, a mystery told through vivid prose that had me completely absorbed from start to finish.  Haunting, harrowing and heartbreaking, this is a novel that will stay with you.

Ashley Audrain, author of The Push

I loved The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex – lighthouse keepers, ghosts, warring widows.  It’s a wonderfully smart and atmospheric story.


Beautiful, absorbing and utterly riveting, The Lamplighters is a hymn to loneliness, to the sea, and to the stories we allow ourselves to believe when we are alone.  I treasured every moment of this dazzlingly accomplished and completely unforgettable novel.

Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn’t Call

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Lamplighters
Book Features
Edition / printing Independent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Edition background

The Picador imprint of Pan Macmillan issued this signed and numbered limited edition of 1,500 copies.

Each book has a signature page, tipped-in before the title page, that displays the book’s printed number.  Also printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Independent Bookshop Limited Edition Signed by the author’.

Exclusive to this edition are five pages of Additional Content by Emma, with the title Lights Across the Sea; the endpaper design is also exclusive to this edition. In addition, the book has a ribbon marker plus decorative head and tail bands.

Available numbers Allocated on a low to high, first come, first served basis.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the signature / number page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529047318
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 355
Size (h x w x d) 224 x 144 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Melissa Lesage
Jacket design Katie Tooke, Picador Art Department
Jacket illustration Max Ellis

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