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Alan Hollinghurst 'The Sparsholt Affair'

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Blackwell's is delighted to welcome to Oxford award winning bestselling author, Alan Hollinghurst. Alan will be introducing his new novel 'The Sparsholt Affair' in the beautiful surroundings of the Sheldonian Theatre.

The Sparsholt Affair is the long-awaited sixth novel from the supreme stylist of British fiction and previous winner of the Man Booker Prize. From Oxford during the dark days of the Second World War to contemporary London, this is a masterly novel about sexuality, art and family secrets.

In October 1940 the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he seems at first unaware of the effect he has on others — particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist, and himself destined to become a writer. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove from the action: a place of transience, uncertainty, the rigours of the blackout encouraging and concealing unexpected liaisons. Between these two young men of very different backgrounds an unusual friendship develops — one whose consequences will unfold over the following seventy years.

Tickets for this event cost £8 and can be purchased online here or from our Customer Service Department located in the Norrington Room. The Sheldonian Theatre is located opposite the bookshop on Broad Street. Places are allocated on a first come first seated basis, with the doors opening at 6:30pm.

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