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The Sparsholt Affair

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'Hollinghurst has a strong, perhaps unassailable claim to be the best English novelist working today.' - GuardianIn October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come . . .Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst's masterly novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal years of the past century, whose life-changing consequences are still being played out to this day. Richly observed, disarmingly witty and emotionally charged, The Sparsholt Affair is an unmissable achievement from one of our finest writers.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright. Signed by author.

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Signed by author
Author(s):
Hollinghurst, Alan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.1cm x 16.1cm
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1447208218
ISBN-13:
9781447208211
Number of pages:
454
Publisher:
Picador

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'Hollinghurst has a strong, perhaps unassailable claim to be the best English novelist working today.' - GuardianIn October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come . . .Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst's masterly novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal years of the past century, whose life-changing consequences are still being played out to this day. Richly observed, disarmingly witty and emotionally charged, The Sparsholt Affair is an unmissable achievement from one of our finest writers.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright. Signed by author.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Hollinghurst, Alan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.1cm x 16.1cm
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1447208218
ISBN-13:
9781447208211
Number of pages:
454
Publisher:
Picador

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