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Sebastian’s new novel Where My Heart Used to Beat, will be published by Hutchinson on 10 September 2015.

On a small island off the south coast of France,Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life.

His host, and antagonist, is Alexander Pereira,a man whose time is running out, but who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does.

The search for sanity takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of idealistic work in the 1960s and finally – unforgettably – back into the trenches of the Western Front.

The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks’s fiction are here brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long,baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in the end profoundly moving, this is Faulks’s most remarkable book yet.

Preorder your copy today.

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Quick Update

Tickets are now available for a Guardian Masterclass entitled ‘How to write a bestseller with Sebastian Faulks’, on 6 September. Find out about upcoming events here.

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Latest Reviews

A selection of the most recent reviews of A Broken World

‘The pleasure of the book is in the straightforward human responses . . . simplicity scores higher than writerly rhetoric. ‘ Libby Purves, The Times

‘As you would expect from [. . .] Sebastian Faulks, the selections have extraordinary literary power… they speak with distinctive voices, which echo in the mind.’Daily Telegraph

‘A marvellous collection.’ Independent

‘It is the pain, suffering and confusion that dominates this impressive work, the reality of warfare summed up by Private Frank Cocker, who wrote from the front in 1915 following the loss of his brother, “My heart is so stunned I don’t know whether it is broken or not.”.’ Daily Express

‘It is very much the First World War anthology for our time..’ Evening Standard


Sebastian introduces his novel A Possible Life.