Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
'Deserves first prize in every category... Superbly written, wildly funny' Daily Telegraph
THE BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE LINE OF BEAUTY
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.