Frances Hinton is shy and clever. By day she works in a medical library and every evening she goes back to the solitude of her London flat to write fiction. When she is adopted by Nick and his wife, she is ripe to begin her sentimental education. By the author of "Brief Lives" and "Hotel du Lac".
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Anita Brookner was born in London and, apart from several years in Paris, has lived there ever since. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988.From Library Journal:
Judith Whale provides an emotionally restrained and somewhat formal narration of Brookner's (Altered States, Audio Reviews, LJ 9/1/97) perceptive novel. Working at a London medical library, Judith Hinton is intrigued by Nick and Alix: he is a doctor who often uses the library, and she is his cultured wife who lets everyone know that she has "come down in the world." Judith is dazzled when they take her into their circle. She sees herself as an observant writer until she falls out of favor with the couple and their friends. Ultimately, this reading is uninvolving, perhaps because so many of the characters are tiresome. One wonders why Judith doesn't see through them. For larger collections.?Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC
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