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The Line of Beauty

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Published by Picador in London, England .
Written in English



  • Notting Hill (London, England)


  • University of Oxford -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction.,
  • Male friendship -- Fiction.,
  • Social classes -- Fiction.,
  • Married people -- Fiction.,
  • Legislators -- Fiction.,
  • Rich people -- Fiction.,
  • Young men -- Fiction.,
  • Gay men -- Fiction.,
  • Notting Hill (London, England) -- Fiction.

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It is the summer of 1983, and young Nick Guest, an innocent in matters of politics and money, has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious new Tory MP, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their children, Toby and Catherine.

As the boom years of the mid-80s unfold, Nick becomes caught up in the Feddens" world, while also pursuing his own private obsession, with beauty - a prize as compelling to him as power and riches are to his friends. An early affair with a young black council worker gives him his first experience of romance; but it is a later affair, with a beautiful millionaire, that brings into question the larger fantasies of a ruthless decade.
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Edition Notes

StatementAlan Hollinghurst.
LC ClassificationsPR6058.O4467 L56 2004b
The Physical Object
Pagination501 p. ;
Number of Pages501
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3363936M
ISBN 100330436236
ISBN 109780330436236
LC Control Number2004426556

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