The swimming-pool library / Alan Hollinghurst.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Vintage Books,
ISBN: 9781784870317 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1988.
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.
Series: Vintage classics
415 pages ; 20 cm.
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