The Perfect Stranger

£8.99

Written with a poet’s precision, The Perfect Stranger is a funny, absorbing and brilliantly portrayed rite of passage. Driving the narrator is a desire to recount the effect of a singular young woman; the love of her and the loss of her.

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‘The author’s dazed, almost fearful account of falling deeply in love is remarkable’ David Nicholls

First published in 1966, this extraordinary memoir has collected a passionate band of devotees. Written with a poet’s precision, it is a funny, absorbing and brilliantly portrayed rite of passage – from school playing fields to war’s battlefields, holiday camps to writers’ hang-outs, Brighton to Paris, Korea to Oxford, Barcelona to Jakarta … Driving the narrator is a desire to recount the effect of a singular young woman; the love of her and the loss of her.

A joyous and movingly wise evocation of youth, travel and love; those moments of maximum brilliance, at the edge of possibility.

‘A terrific book, vivid, funny and moving’ David Lodge

‘A small masterpiece … reflecting all the wit, unabashed frankness and literary elegance of its author’ Max Hastings

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Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm