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The Hireling

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Description for The Hireling Paperback. A masterly evocation of grief and loneliness that bind two very different people together, from the author of The Go-Between. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 20. Weight in Grams: 212.
Overcome with grief at her husband's death, Lady Franklin, an eligible young widow, unburdens herself to Leadbitter - a gallant, hard-bitten ex-soldier who has invested his savings in the car he drives for hire - as he takes her on a series of journeys. He in turn beguiles her with stories of his non-existent wife and children, drawing her out of her self-absorption and weaving a dream-life with Lady Franklin at its heart. Half-hoping to make his dream come true, Leadbitter takes a bold, not to say reckless, step which costs him dearly, and brings these characters' tangled story to ... Read more

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About L. P. Hartley
L. P. Hartley (1895-1972) was a British writer, described by Lord David Cecil as 'One of the most distinguished of modern novelists; and one of the most original'. His best-known work is The Go-Between, which was made into a 1970 film. Other written works include: The Betrayal, The Boat, My Fellow Devils, A Perfect Woman and Eustace and Hilda, for ... Read more

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One of the best novels [Hartley] has produced
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