Notes for a Young Gentleman
Told in the form of the pithy, even lyrical advice a young soldier leaves behind after a mission gone wrong, Notes for a Young Gentleman is no exception. Its brilliantly creative form, and the epigrammatic genius Litt displays in its creation, nonetheless can’t hide the powerful, emotional story at its heart: of a young soldier parachuting toward a beautiful, moonlit country house on a mission . . . of betrayal. The house? Marlborough. The target? Winston Churchill, an old friend of his father. A brilliant, at times dizzying but always heartfelt exploration of love, revenge, and the essence of a gentleman, Notes for a Young Gentleman is classic Toby Litt: wholly new and wholly unforgettable.
“Notes for a Young Gentleman is also sui generis, a mesmerizingly elusive set of glimpses.” —Times Luterary Supplement
“One of the most inventive and original writers around.” —Daily Mirror
“Toby Litt is awfully good—he gives something new every time he writes.” —Muriel Spark
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