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The Stranger's Child - Alan Hollinghurst
The Stranger's Child
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From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named... show more
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. That weekend, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried—until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307474346 (0307474348)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 435
Edition language: English
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KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 Not perfect, but lovely
It was not perfect, but it was lovely. A tale told in five loosely connected parts, all linked by one character who did not even live to see the second act. Cecil Valance, while very young when killed in the great war, managed to touch many lives both directly [spoiler] he slept with many men and e...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 The Stranger's Child
It was not perfect, but it was lovely. A tale told in five loosely connected parts, all linked by one character who did not even live to see the second act. Cecil Valance, while very young when killed in the great war, managed to touch many lives both directly he slept with many men and even so...
Under The Mountain
Under The Mountain rated it
0.0 Stranger's Child
Reminds me of Brideshead Revisited, no?
Bettie's Books
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daisyq
daisyq rated it
Hollinghurst writes so beautifully, and does especially good party scenes. I loved the first three sections of this, while the final two (no parties) I thought were only okay. The book didn't quite come together as a whole as much as [b:The Line of Beauty|139087|The Line of Beauty|Alan Hollinghurst|...
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