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  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241979471
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99
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A Private View



Novel from the bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning Hotel du Lac

George Bland had planned to spend his retirement in leisurely travel and modest entertainment with his friend Putnam. When Putnam dies George is left attempting to impose some purpose on the solitary end of his life. Then Katy Gibb appears as a temporary resident, perhaps even squatter, in a neighbouring apartment. Greedy, selfish, sometimes alluring, often manipulative, Katy exerts a strange influence on George, forcing him to recognize that his own careful, fastidious life has shown a distinct lack of passion and daring. As the realization takes hold, George must decide how much - or how little - he can do to transform the status quo.

  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241979471
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99
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About the author

Anita Brookner

Date: 2013-08-06Anita Brookner, who is an international authority on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century painting, teaches at the Courtauld Institute of Art. In 1968 she was Slade Professor at Cambridge, the first woman ever to hold this position. She is the author of Watteau, The Genius of the Future; Greuze; Jacques-Louis David; and three other novels, A Start in Life, Providence and Look at Me.

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. Leaving Home is her twenty-third novel.

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