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The Sparsholt Affair *Order to Win!

The Sparsholt Affair *Order to Win!

by Alan Hollinghurst

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/09/2017

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In 1940, Evert Dax and David Sparsholt, two young men from very different backgrounds, meet at Oxford University.

Dax is a second year student reading English, coming from a rackety upper middle class background; Sparsholt is from a humbler Midlands community and is reading engineering, a young man whose good looks and fine figure have proved highly attractive to his peers.

This time is a unique one in the history of the university: with military call-up at twenty, soon brought forward to nineteen, almost all students come up to Oxford knowing that they will only have a year or so of study. A sense of futility is mixed with one of recklessness. All life after dusk is lived under black-out, encouraging and covering what would normally be impossible liaisons. What happens to these two men in this year will affect many lives and will set in motion the mystery at the heart of The Sparsholt Affair.

Alan Hollinghurst's masterly novel takes us through several generations and across key periods of uncertainty and change in British society. From the darkest days of the Second World War, it moves to the changing world of the socially and sexually liberated London of the 1960s, before landing in the mid-1970s, with the three-day week, fuel shortages and power cuts.

The reverberations continue through the next generation in the 1990s before reaching a conclusion in the present decade, a world of new media and new ideas.

ISBN:
9781509844937
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-09-2017
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
234x152x34mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of four novels, The Swimming Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell and The Line of Beauty.

He has received the Somerset Maugham Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1994 and won it in 2004 for The Line of Beauty. He lives in London.

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