The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library


Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself - the man, Lord Nantwich, is seeking a biographer. Will agrees to take a look at Nantwich’s diaries. But in the story he unravels, a tragedy of twentieth-century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will’s own privileged existence.


'The first major novel in Britain to put gay life in its modern place and context... A historic novel and historic début.'  - Guardian

  • Details

    Imprint: Vintage Classics

    Published: 02/07/2015

    ISBN: 9781784870317

    Pages: 432

    Dimensions: 198mm x 27mm x 129mm

    Weight: 298g

    Type: Paperback

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