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... The book seems to ramble on for the majority of the time, but there is a little twist at the end that seems to spring out of no where... I think the best part thing about this book is the way you can get lost in the content, there is nothing difficult to understand, you can just get carried ... Read review
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Hollinghurst-Pub:-Penguin 1st ed 1998-presents 288
slightly age toned pages..The first major novel in
Britain to put gay life in its modern place &
context-Book condition:-good tight copy.#9

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The Swimming Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst

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The Swimming-pool Library A tour de force: a darkly erotic work that centres on the ... more

friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay
aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and
promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is
searching for someone to write his biography. Full
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Pages: 304, Edition: 1st, Hardcover, Chatto & Windus

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AdvantagesVery easy reading, you can get lost in it.

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"...on holiday to pass away the lazy days by the pool, unfortunately, after only reading it for about ten minutes I just couldn't put it down ! It is a story about a lad who is researching a book for an older gay man, you find out about his life, whilst being whisked off into another world of promsecuity and what seems like another world. The book seems to ramble on for the majority of the time, but there is a little twist at the end that seems to spring ..." Read review
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Author Alan Hollinghurst
Title The Swimming Pool Library
Genre Gay & Lesbian
Type Fiction
ISBN 0099268132; 0140119590; 0394570251

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