Alan Hollinghurst in Bath

Monday 11th July 2011

  • Venue St Swithin's Church, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LY
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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We’re very excited about this event with one of the best British novelists working at the moment. Don’t miss it!

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, when Cecil writes her a poem which will become a touchstone for a generation, an evocation of an England about to change for ever.

“I’m particularly looking forward to the first novel in seven years from Alan Hollinghurst, and the word on the street is that it’s every bit as compelling as The Line of Beauty” – Mariella Frostrup