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The Line of Beauty

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Starting at the moment The Swimming-Pool Library ended, The Line of Beauty traces the further history of a decade of change and tragedy. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, it is a major work by one of the finest writers in the English language.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 idolised at Oxford - and Catherine, always standing at a critical angle to the family and its assumptions and ambitions.As the Thatcher boom-years unfold, Nick, an innocent in the worlds of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of the glamorous family he is entangled with.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.

Product code: 9780330483216

ISBN 9780330483216
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW130xS32
No. Of Pages 512
Publisher Pan Macmillan
On Sale Date 01/09/2005
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2004, The Line of Beauty is a perfectly realized tale of our times.