Category Archives: Alan Hollinghurst

‘The Sparsholt Affair’ Alan Hollinghurst

  Released in 1944 as part of the effort to boost morale, ‘The Happy Breed’ is the epitomy of the heartwarming English film: it tells the story of a typical working class family between the wars, headed by Celia Johnson … Continue reading

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No beauty: Alan Hollinghurst’s covers.

Although never one of my favourite authors (too ponderous, too mannered – I didn’t even finish his last, ‘The Stranger’s Child’) I’m currently reading Alan Hollinghurst’s ‘The Sparshalt Affair’ and, in a cosy Sunday afternoon manner, I’m quite enjoying it. However, … Continue reading

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Hot milk, hot!

A quick roundup of my books of the year, so far… I couldn’t have been more pleased to see Deborah Levy’s ‘Hot Milk’ on this year’s Booker Prize long list. It’s a mesmerising, psychological tale of mothers and daughters and … Continue reading

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