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The Line Of Beauty ( Picador Classic )


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In the summer of 1983, 20-year-old Nick Guest moves into the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Tory MP Gerald, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby and Catherine. Nick had idolised Toby at Oxford while Catherine is the unpredictable wildcard of the family. This fourth novel from Britain's leading gay writer offers many of his classic ingredients - rich prose, intelligent observations on both British and gay life, and of course plentiful gay sex. But it is also Hollinghurst's wittiest novel to date and placing Nick amongst an upper class Tory family gives the author plenty of opportunities for gentle satire. The upper class dialogue and fawning over 'the Lady' (Margaret Thatcher) is especially funny and delicious. This 2004 Booker Prize winning novel is deservedly a modern classic.

"One can't get enough of Hollinghurst's sentences...If you value style, wit, and social satire in your reading, don't miss this elegant and passionate novel."-Washington Post

"A magnificent comedy of manners. Hollinghurst's alertness to the tiniest social and tonal shifts never slackens, and positively luxuriates in a number of unimprovably droll set pieces...[an] outstanding novel." - New York Times Book Review

Author: Alan Hollinghurst

Paperback, 501 Pages, Published 2004

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