The Sparsholt Affair

HOLLINGHURST, Alan. The Sparsholt Affair.

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HOLLINGHURST, Alan The Sparsholt Affair London: Picador, 2017.

8vo., blue boards lettered in white to spine; unclipped jacket (£20) with Daunt Books wrap-around band 'signed by the author'; pp. [viii], 3-453, [v]; fine.
First edition, signed by the author to the title page.
Hollinghurt's sixth novel explores the changing attitudes towards homosexuality in England through the lives of two men: David Sparsholt, a teenager briefly attending Oxford during the Second World War, and son, Johnny Sparsholt, who comes of age in London just as homosexuality has been decriminalised.