Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst

The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst.

We have waited 7 long years for Alan Hollinghurst's long-awaited follow up novel to his Man Booker award winning previous novel, The Line of Beauty

It has been well worth the wait, The Stranger's Child follows the lives of two families from the brink of World War I right through the whole of the 20th century.

Beautifully written and easily readable, the story of The Stranger's Child, beings in the summer of 1913 when upper class poetry student stays the weekend at his Cambridge University friend George Saul's house called Two Acres.

The events of that weekend intertwine the two families irrevocably, and we see a changing Britain through their eyes throughout the next 80 years.

Highly recommended reading.

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