About this book
It may have been overlooked by Man Booker, but many regarded this as "the" literary highlight of 2011, and now here it is in paperback. In the late summer of 1913, aristocratic young poet Cecil Vance comes to stay at the house of his Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend has lasting impact for both families, as Vance pens a poem which will become the touchstone for a generation. 'A remarkable, unmissable achievement...One leaves the novel with a sense of the truly extraordinary' "Independent"
The UK number one hardback bestseller from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty