The Stranger's Child

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Like The Line of Beauty, this is a deliciously funny novel, glittering with acute observation and arch insight into the worlds of those who belong and of those who are excluded, of carefully hidden secrets which are finally, dramatically ...
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Ha scritto il 12/12/11
What fascinates about this book is the structure. Hollinghurst takes an episode in the life of a small group of characters in 1913 and then proceeds to simultaneously reveal and cover up various facts about those characters during further episodes wh...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/11/11
I've really enjoyed his earliest books so this was a real disappointment. Pretentious and affected. I finally gave up half way when friends warned me that it didn't get better in the second half. It often seems to happen when successful gay writers t...Continua
Brian Gilberthorpe
Ha scritto il 11/08/11
In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at 'Two Acres', the home of his close Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for all the Sawles, but it is on George's si...Continua

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