The Sparsholt Affair

In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A
keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on
others – particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated
novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in
London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in
which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one
momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour
their lives for decades to come . . .

Alan Hollinghurst’s masterly new novel evokes the intimate relationships of a
group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three
generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal
years of the past century, whose life-changing consequences are still being
played out to this day. Richly observed, disarmingly witty and emotionally
charged, The Sparsholt Affair is an unmissable achievement from one of our
finest writers.

  • EAN: 9781509844937
  • Pages: 464
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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