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Foreign Country: The Life of L.P. Hartley

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This is the first biography of L. P. Hartley, author of The Go-Between, The Shrimp and the Anemone, Eustace and Hilda, The Hireling, and many other well-known novels. Adrian Wright had exclusive access to Hartley's private papers, many of which were subsequently destroyed. Much that was thought undiscoverable has been revealed: Hartley's childhood; his relationship with hi ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Andrea Deutsch (first published March 20th 1996)
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Feb 26, 2016 John rated it it was amazing
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I itched to begin reading this virtually as soon as I bought it. Hartley is one of my favourite authors.

It is well written and researched and by no stretch of the imagination can it be described as hero worship, despite the fact that Adrian Wright, like me, has admired him for years.

A suffocatingly protective upbringing probably resulted in a fear of sex as well as an inability to take decisions and a total dependence upon servants, often unsuitable, and in short supply. Neither he nor his 2 sib
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