Summary

Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating spinsterhood is renewed...
©1984 Anita Brookner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By barjil on 27-10-15

The very best Anita Brookner!

I have read the other review of this book and could not disagree with it more! Although you are obviously only seeing the protagonists' lives on a superficial level, I found that I thought afterwards about them and where they were heading... Anna Massey reads superbly and she bought the rights to the book and played the 'heroine' in the TV play so perhaps I'm partly swayed by that because the characters were perfectly cast.

I've also read almost all Anita Brookner's books and for me this is the best.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paula Diggle on 08-09-17

Just right

Anna Massey captures Anita Brookner's elegant prose precisely. As ever with Brookner, the story is deceptively slight but delivers delightful insights.

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