Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner won the 1984 Booker Prize.
After embarrassing herself and her friends, the romantic novelist Edith Hope has been exiled to the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility at the hotel Edith finds Mr Neville, and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating loneliness is renewed.
‘Hotel du Lac is written with a beautiful grave formality, and it catches at the heart’ Observer
‘Her technique as a novelist is so sure and so quietly commanding’ Hilary Mantel
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Hotel du Lac was Anita Brookner’s fourth novel, published in 1984. To the consternation of many and the incredulity of the author, it won the Booker Prize that year. The photograph taken after the...Read more