Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville, and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating spinsterhood is renewed ...Winner of the Booker Prize in 1984, "Hotel du Lac" was described by "The Times" as 'A smashing love story. It is very romantic. It is also humorous, witty, touching and formidably clever'.
Winner of the Booker Prize in 1984. Exiled to Switzerland by her embarrassed friends, Edith Hope longs to end her cumbersome spinsterhood and engage in genteel romance, possibly with the sardonic Mr Neville. Its tone is more ambiguous than Brookner's earlier novels, and its themes - vain longing for a loving union between two people, an aching for morality and a sense of purpose - are treated with sympathy and intelligence. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: April 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1