It is the summer of 1983, and young Nick Guest, an innocent in the matters of politics and money, has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious new Tory MP, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their children Toby and Catherine.
In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at 'Two Acres', the home of his close Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for all the Sawles, but it is on George's sixteen-year-old sister Daphne that it will have the most lasting impact.
Modern fictionPaperback edition of this tale of modern gay life. Four men, clubbing, casual sex and drugs all make up this comedy of sexual manners. "A sparkling celebration of sexual intrigue... stylish, original, bizzarely beautiful" Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year. Hollinghurst's previous titles include The Swimming Pool Library and The Folding Star.