Friday, May 26, 2006

Allen Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty

I am reading an excellent novel at the moment called Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst - it won the Book er Prize and is set in London, and more or less in the same milieu, as the time I lived there (1984-1987).

I have to say it is rather alarming to see the period described in the Guardian as "slipping from living memory."

1 comment:

Steve Muhlberger said...

As someone who must know London pretty well, you might enjoy Michael Moorcock's *Mother London.* Moorcock mostly wrote hack, self-indulgent fantasy, but this is a work of genius.