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The stranger's child

Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Publisher: New York : Vintage international/Vintage Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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"In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. During his visit, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War, will go on to become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Love stories
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 9780307474346 0307474348
OCLC Number: 773021791
Description: 435 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Alan Hollinghurst.

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"In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. During his visit, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War, will go on to become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried--until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them"--Publisher.

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