'This would soon be a new day, all too closely resembling the others, the rmal days of his present existence, in which thing happened r could be expected to happen' At seventy-three Herz is facing an increasingly bewildering world. He cant see his place in it or even work out what to do with his final years. Questions and misunderstandings haunt Herz like old ghosts. Should he travel, sell his flat, or propose marriage to an old friend he has t seen in thirty years? Herz believes that he must do something, only he doesn't kw what this next big thing in life should be ...'Beautifully written, it draws you in and holds you fast' Daily Mail
Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.