Book cover for The Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty



17 February 2022
528 pages
Imprint: Picador


A classic of our times . . . The work of a great English stylist in full maturity. A masterpiece
As good as the English novel gets. Almost every sentence is a thing of beauty
There is something memorable on every page . . . there is much to savour in The Line of Beauty, not least its humour, a shivering yet morally exacting satire that leaves no character untouched
Hollinghurst can make language do what he wants . . . It makes a lot of contemporary fiction seem thin and underachieving. A brilliantly comical and accurate satire upon the high noon of Mrs Thatcher