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Alan Hollinghurst’s long-awaited latest novel has been the publishing event of the summer. The hype appears justified. The Stranger’s Child has been very favourably reviewed, The Guardian comparing the author to both Henry James and Evelyn Waugh, no less:
Hollinghurst has a strong, perhaps unassailable claim to be the best English novelist working today. He offers surely the best available example of novelistic ambition squared with the highest aesthetic standards. Where so many fiction writers seem stylish but austere, or full of life but messy, Hollinghurst has his cake and eats it.
The Stranger’s Child – a country house epic spanning the years 1913 to 2008 – is Hollinghurst’s first novel since the Booker-winning The Line of Beauty seven years ago, and according to the Guardian is
…elegant, seductive and extremely enjoyable to read, and peppered with astute, apparently casual noticings.
Thanks to our friends at Picador (a Pan Macmillan imprint), we have 12 copies of The Stranger’s Child to give away to members of the Dabbler Book Club.
How to get a free copy of The Stranger’s Child
If you are already a member of the Dabbler Book Club you will automatically be entered into the draw. If you haven’t already joined, all you have to do is sign up below. It’s free.
After that, you don’t have to do anything. All members will be automatically entered into the ballot for one of 12 free review copies, which will take place on Wednesday 17th August. We’ll email the winners, at which point you can opt out if you really don’t want that month’s choice and would rather another member got the chance.
See more information about the Dabbler Book Club here. Two copies are set aside exclusively for members of the League of Dabblers, so they will have a greater chance of winning.
We’ll be reviewing The Stranger’s Child next month, and you can contribute your thoughts (though you’re not obliged to.)
Free tickets to see Alan Hollinghurst in discussion…
Keep an eye on The Dabbler as we have some free tickets to give away to Writing on Houses – Dwelling on Dwelling, an evening of discussion on 19th September in London about the relationship between houses and literature involving Alan Hollinghurst, Andrew Motion and others – more details in the next couple of weeks.
Coming soon – more reviews, prize draws, signed copies, exclusive previews and more…
Over the coming months we’ve got some great literary giveaways exclusively for the Dabbler Book Club, including free copies, tickets to literary events and much more.
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