The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst


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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