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The Stranger's Child

(2011)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Alan Hollinghurst's first novel in seven years is a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth - and a family mystery - across generations.

In 1913, George Sawle brings charming, handsome Cecil Valance to his family's modest home outside London for a summer weekend. George is enthralled by his Cambridge schoolmate, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by both Cecil and the stories he tells about Corley Court, the country estate he is heir to. But what Cecil writes in Daphne's autograph album will change their and their families' lives forever: a poem that, after Cecil is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will be recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried - until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them.

Rich with the author's signature gifts - haunting sensuality, wicked humor, and exquisite lyricism - The Stranger's Child is a tour de force: a masterly novel about the lingering power of desire, and about how the heart creates its own history.

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January 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-4458-7250-1 / 978-1-4458-7250-6 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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ISBN: 0-307-27276-1 / 978-0-307-27276-8 (USA edition)
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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July 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child: Picador Classic
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-5098-5204-2 / 978-1-5098-5204-8 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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ISBN: 0-307-39843-9 / 978-0-307-39843-7 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 0-307-47434-8 / 978-0-307-47434-6 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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ISBN: 1-4458-7251-X / 978-1-4458-7251-3 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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ISBN: 0-330-48327-7 / 978-0-330-48327-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-4472-0904-4 / 978-1-4472-0904-1 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: The Stranger's Child
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-4472-0323-2 / 978-1-4472-0323-0 (UK edition)
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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ISBN: 0-330-51396-6 / 978-0-330-51396-8 (UK edition)
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June 2012 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Stranger's Child
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-4450-1901-9 / 978-1-4450-1901-7 (UK edition)
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June 2012 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Stranger's Child
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-4450-1902-7 / 978-1-4450-1902-4 (UK edition)
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June 2012 : UK MP3 CD

Title: The Stranger's Child
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1-4450-1903-5 / 978-1-4450-1903-1 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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ISBN: 0-307-96658-5 / 978-0-307-96658-2 (USA edition)
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stranger's Child, The(lib)(CD)
Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 0-307-96660-7 / 978-0-307-96660-5 (USA edition)
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stranger's Child
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October 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Stranger's Child (Vintage International)
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June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stranger's Child: Picador Classic
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