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The Stranger's Child

The Stranger's Child

by Alan Hollinghurst

Publisher Picador

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About the book

The Sunday Times Novel of the Year

With The Strangers Child, an already remarkable talent unfurls into something spectacular Sunday Times

In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge friend Cecil Valance, a charismatic young poet, to visit his family home. Filled with intimacies and confusions, the weekend will link the families for ever, having the most lasting impact on Georges sixteen-year-old sister Daphne.

As the decades pass, Daphne and those around her endure startling changes in fortune and circumstance, reputations rise and fall, secrets are revealed and hidden and the events of that long-ago summer become part of a legendary story, told and interpreted in different ways by successive generations.

Powerful, absorbing and richly comic, The Strangers Child is a masterly exploration of English culture, taste and attitudes over a century of change.

I would compare the novel to Middlemarch . . . a remarkable, unmissable achievement Independent

Magnificent . . . universally acclaimed as the best novel of the year Philip Hensher

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About the Author

Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library; The Folding Star; The Spell; The Line of Beauty, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Stranger’s Child.


He has also received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.


Alan's most recent book, The Sparsholt Affair, was published in 2017 by Picador.


He lives in London.

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