The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst Reviews
Description:ISBN 0330442538 / Author: Alan Hollinghurst / Genre: Fiction
Newest Review: ... under her spell. The Lady, as she is referred to in hushed tones, even makes a personal appearance in the book. Nick is a ... more
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by - written on 06/06/13 (Very useful, 56 readings)
When Nick Guest graduates from Oxford University, he moves into his friend Toby's family home in London as a lodger while he completes his postgraduate studies. This is no ordinary house; it is the home of prominent Tory MP Gerard Fedden, his wife Rachel, Toby and their sensitive and impulsive daughter Catherine. Nick is catapulted into a world of privilege and wealth where antiques and works of art line the rooms and lords and ladies are regular dinner guests. Nick seems to be accepted as part of the family and is a trusted confidant and is invited to all family events and holidays but the real nature of his ties to the family are revealed when disaster ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/04/10, updated on 05/04/10 (Very useful, 55 readings)
** Short version of the plot ** The appropriately-named ingénue and self-avowed 'aesthete' Nicholas Guest moves in with a worldly family of rich Tories and accidentally contributes to their rather ghastly downfall. Oops! ** Longer version of the plot ** It's the summer of 1983 and 20-year-old innocent Nick Guest has just graduated from Oxford with a first-class degree in English and brown-nosing. Nick's only a country boy from Northamptonshire who only owns one dinner jacket, but thanks to his friendship with Toby, the son of rich businessman and new Tory MP Gerald Fedden, Nick has the opportunity to move up in the world. The ... Read the complete review
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