Swimming-Pool Library

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Swimming-Pool Library

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Author :   Alan Hollinghurst
Publisher :   Vintage
Published :   02/07/2015
ISBN :   9781784870317
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   415
Size (mm) :   198x129x27
Weight (g) :   300

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... Read more

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 20th century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will's own privileged existence.