Hotel du Lac

Hotel du Lac

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/02/1994
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Hotel du Lac
A well-deserved Booker.
The back cover calls this a love story, but I think that is somewhat of a misrepresentation. In fact, it seemed to me more of an un-romance in many ways. I... READ MORE
Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street
Hotel du Lac
Beautifully Observed, Gently Written, An Absolute Joy to Read
Edith Hope is a seemingly respectable novelist, not the type one would imagine as the Black Sheep of the family. A single act causes shock amongst her frie... READ MORE
Jane Mac


Winner of the Booker Prize 1984

'The Hotel du Lac was a dignified building, a house of repute, a traditional establishment, used to welcoming the prudent, the well-to-do, the retired, the self-effacing, the respected patrons of an earlier era'

Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville, and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating loneliness is renewed.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140147476
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 141g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 12 mm

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Hotel du Lac
A moving study of loneliness and loss
Edith, on enforced leave from life at a Swiss lakeside hotel, considers her fellow guests and her options in love. The focus is on women and their relation... READ MORE
Christopher Stott
Hotel du Lac
A lesson in self love
A wonderful character study of the female mind. A lesson that quiet, little lives are not always what they seem and true happiness can come, from accepting... READ MORE
m lundy