The Resource The Party

The Party

Label
The Party
Title
The Party
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Day
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR A gripping story of betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy, set in the unassailable heart of the British establishment. 'Think Brideshead Revisited meets The Talented Mr Ripley with a dash of The Riot Club. I couldn't put it down' Louise O'Neill, author of Asking For It 'As the train pressed on, I realised that my life was in the process of taking a different direction, plotted according to a new constellation. Because, although I didn't know it yet, I was about to meet Ben and nothing would ever be the same again.' Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn't wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice, and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family's estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had. But Martin has a secret. He knows something about Ben, something he will never tell. It is a secret that will bind the two of them together for the best part of 25 years. At Ben's 40th birthday party, the great and the good of British society are gathering to celebrate in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. Amid the hundreds of guests – the politicians, the celebrities, the old-money and newly rich – Martin once again feels that disturbing pang of not-quite belonging. His wife, Lucy, has her reservations too. There is disquiet in the air. But Ben wouldn't do anything to damage their friendship. Would he? 'The twists and turns that the novel takes are never predictable and the novel becomes as unsettling as it is involving. One of those books that a person reads in one day because you absolutely have to know how it turns out' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Summary
Tells the story of two married couples who, in a single evening, will come to question everything they thought they knew about each other, as the long-buried secret at the heart of their friendship comes to the surface, culminating in an explosive act of violence
Theme
Tone
Character
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10574269
Cataloging source
BT
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1978-
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Day, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Party
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5936129a-6be1-42c9-83ec-65a8d24072b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780008194284
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Party
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5936129a-6be1-42c9-83ec-65a8d24072b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780008194284
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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