A Start in Life

Author(s): Anita Brookner

Fiction

"Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.' Ruth Weiss, an academic, is beautiful, intelligent and lonely. Studying the heroines of Balzac in order to discover where her own childhood and adult life has gone awry, she seeks not salvation but enlightenment. Yet in revisiting her London upbringing, her friendships and doomed Parisian love affairs, she wonders if perhaps there might not be a chance for a new start in life . . ."

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Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.

General Fields

  • : 9780241977750
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Anita Brookner
  • : Paperback
  • : 1016
  • : 823.914