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The Line of Beauty
The Line of Beauty
Author: Alan Hollinghurst
In the summer of 1983, 20-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Tory MP Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby - whom Nick had idolized at Oxford - and Catherine, always standing at a critical angle to the family and its assumptions and ambitions. As the Thatcher boom-years u...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780330483209
ISBN-10: 033048320X
Pages: 501
Edition: 1st ed/1st printing
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Publisher: Picador USA
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Great, sad, bitter, lovely. If you like studies of interactions between rich and middle class, or studies of gay life in 80s london (no holds barred), you will like it.
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Stunningly skilled, lucid, writing. Hollinghurst takes us deep within a decade, a moment, a conversation. He takes us wherever he wants, in fact. One of the best books I've read recently.
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A hard read - taking me a while to wade through it. Really my life may be too short to finish it
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