Fowles' magnum opus further bolsters his reputation for innovative, passionately imagined storytelling
Set internationally and spanning three decades, Daniel Martin is, among other things, an exploration of what it is to be English. Daniel is a screenwriter working in Hollywood, who finds himself dissatisfied with his career and with the person he has become. In a richly evoked narrative, Daniel travels home to reconcile with a dying friend, and also to visit his own forgotten past in an attempt to discover himself.
“A work of imaginative energy and passionate honesty”
“An instant masterpiece-It is a tour de force of stamina and subtlety”
“A descriptive writer of great power”
“I find it disastrous to read any of John Fowles' books - once I pick one up, I cannot put it down so everything else gets ignored!”
Judi Dench, Daily Express