Anita Brookner Start In Life

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Start In Life

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Since childhood, Ruth Weiss has been escaping from life into books, from the hothouse attentions of her parents into the warmth of lovers and friends. Now Dr Weiss, at 40, knows that her life has been ruined by literature and that once again she must make a new start.

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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.

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Excellent Sunday Times Enormously sophisticated, knowing, often very funny tragi-comedy Financial Times How can anything be so funny and so sad both at once? Every sentence is an object lesson in compression and wit. -- Tessa Hadley Guardian Summer Reads, 2015 A delight, amusing, beautifully written. The Times Enormously sophisticated, knowing, often very funny tragi-comedy. Financial Times Excellent, brilliantly drawn. Sunday Times

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