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Anita Brookner


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Kitty Maule wants to be 'totally unreasonable, totally unfair, very demanding, and very beautiful.' Instead, she is clever, hesitant and too patient for her own good. For years, she has been in love with her colleague Maurice Bishop, a charming English lecturer who seems not to notice her feelings. But when there comes a chance to accompany Maurice to France on a study of French cathedrals, Kitty sees an opporunity to be the woman she has always wanted to be as well as at last make the man she wants fall in love with her. But why is that the closer she gets to Maurice, the more elusive he seems to become?

Author Biography

Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.

Review

Beautiful. Spectator Thoroughly enjoyable. Guardian All is sheer delight. Daily Telegraph How can anything be so funny and so sad both at once? Every sentence is an object lesson in compression and wit. -- Tessa Hadley on 'A Start in Life' Guardian Summer Reads, 2015

Product Details

Author
Anita Brookner
Pages
192
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2016
ISBN-10
0241977762
ISBN-13
9780241977767
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2016-06-02