Hotel du Lac (Paperback)
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Hotel du Lac (Paperback)

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£9.99
Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 24/02/1994
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Waterstones Says

Brookner’s evocative, Booker Prize-winning tale of a doggedly single romantic novelist staying in a hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva is a surprising and unique meditation on finding happiness in your own company.

Winner of the Booker Prize 1984

'The Hotel du Lac was a dignified building, a house of repute, a traditional establishment, used to welcoming the prudent, the well-to-do, the retired, the self-effacing, the respected patrons of an earlier era'

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 loneliness is renewed.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140147476
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 141 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Miss Brookner's most absorbing novel . . . graceful and attractive - New York Times

Her technique as a novelist is so sure and so quietly commanding - Hilary Mantel, Guardian

Hotel du Lac is written with a beautiful grave formality, and it catches at the heart - Observer

The last great novelist of the 20th century - Daily Telegraph

A classic . . . a book which will be read with pleasure a hundred years from now - Spectator

A smashing love story. It is very romantic. It is also humorous, witty, touching and formidably clever - The Times

She is one of the great writers of contemporary fiction - Literary Review

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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“A well-deserved Booker.”

The back cover calls this a love story, but I think that is somewhat of a misrepresentation. In fact, it seemed to me more of an un-romance in many ways. It is a novel of the meeting of minds, of finding a balance... More

“A moving study of loneliness and loss”

Edith, on enforced leave from life at a Swiss lakeside hotel, considers her fellow guests and her options in love. The focus is on women and their relationships with men, delivered in elegant, limpid prose, all... More

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“A lesson in self love”

A wonderful character study of the female mind. A lesson that quiet, little lives are not always what they seem and true happiness can come, from accepting your flawed self and not always giving into the expectations... More

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