Frances Hinton is shy and clever. By day she works in a medical library and every evening she goes back to the solitude of her London flat to write fiction. When she is adopted by Nick and his wife, she is ripe to begin her sentimental education. By the author of "Brief Lives" and "Hotel du Lac".
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Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.From Library Journal :
Judith Whale provides an emotionally restrained and somewhat formal narration of Brookner's (Altered States, Audio Reviews, LJ 9/1/97) perceptive novel. Working at a London medical library, Judith Hinton is intrigued by Nick and Alix: he is a doctor who often uses the library, and she is his cultured wife who lets everyone know that she has "come down in the world." Judith is dazzled when they take her into their circle. She sees herself as an observant writer until she falls out of favor with the couple and their friends. Ultimately, this reading is uninvolving, perhaps because so many of the characters are tiresome. One wonders why Judith doesn't see through them. For larger collections.?Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC
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Description du livre Clear Light Books 1998-09-01, 1998. Audiobook Cassette. État : Fair. Unabridged. 1856954552 Ex-library; stickers and stamps. N° de réf. du libraire 13-10-06-SAL-40294-JM