Philip Hensher’s latest paperback: out now

hensherThis one’s taken flipping ages to come out in paperback. I would have had the hardback, but it’s 624 pages and I was worried for my spine.

Leo Robson writing for The Guardian hails it “a performance of extraordinary flair and majesty from a writer who seems capable of anything.”

Reserve a copy.

“A single novel with three narrative strands: fourth-century Rome, 1920s Germany, and 1980s London. In each place, a small coterie is closely connected and separated from the larger world. In each story, the larger world regards the small coterie and its passionately-held beliefs and secrets with suspicion and hostility. It is the story of eccentricity, its struggle, its triumph, its influence – but also its defeat.”

 

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