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The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library

Alan Hollinghurst

What Douglas Stuart Says: This book is really sexy. William Beckwith is a young aristocrat who spends his days cruising men at the swimming pool of a private club, and writing the biography of an elderly Lord. Beckwith is enormously privileged and totally unapologetic about his sexual promiscuity and it’s a wonderful glimpse of gay London before the scourge of Aids.

What They Say: “The first major novel in Britain to put gay life in its modern place and context... A historic novel and historic debut” - The Guardian 

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