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  • Published: 29 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241969526
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Nights at the Alexandra




A classic Trevor short novel about a brief encounter in wartime Ireland - the memory of which lasts a lifetime

In a small town in Ireland middle-aged Harry looks back on his wartime adolescence when he fetched and carried for the beautiful young Englishwoman who had taken over the big stone house with her much older German husband. But Frau Messinger's health is failing, and her husband decides to build a cinema in the town to honour her. Harry will work in it; one day he will own it; and he will always remain captive to the memory of the beguiling young woman who arrived suddenly from abroad and lit up his drab provincial life.
William Trevor's gift of understanding the poignancy in apparently small lives is beautifully realized in this short novel.

  • Published: 29 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241969526
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

William Trevor

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland in 1928. He is the author of fourteen much-lauded novels: he won the Whitbread Prize three times and was short-listed for the Booker Prize four times, most recently with The Story of Lucy Gault in 2002. Trevor was widely recognized to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the English language. In 1999, William Trevor received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to literature. He died in 2016.

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