The Line of Beauty
In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions.
As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends.
Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this U.K. bestseller is a major work by one of our finest writers.
Important: Venue Change!!!!!!
Due to renovations at the Central Library, the book club from Monday April 18 until further notice, will now be held in the RHAC Boardroom located at 186 King Street.
Parking after 6 on the street is free and there is always the Library parking where you can get the parking ticket validated at the Library.
For the next few months, the meetings will be held at the RHAC due to renovations.