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The Swimming Pool Library

by Alan Hollinghurst
£8.99   paperback  Vintage (Vintage Classics) (2015)

The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself. The man is Lord Nantwich, a gay peer of the realm and in the market for a biographer. Reluctantly accepting the commission, Will receives the first of Nantwich’s diaries. But in the story he unravels, a tragedy of early twentieth century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will’s own privileged existence.

"Deserves first prize in every category... superbly written, wildly funny"
(Daily Telegraph)

ISBN 13: 9781784870317 | ISBN 10: 1784870315

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