The Perfect Stranger hardback


Written with a poet’s precision, The Perfect Stranger is a funny, absorbing and brilliantly portrayed rite of passage. Driving the narrator is a desire to recount the effect of a singular young woman; the love of her and the loss of her.

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The Perfect Stranger was first published in the sixties and since then has continued to find a select group of passionate admirers. Now reissued and beautifully repackaged this extremely funny but brutally moving story of a soldier, a poet and a man in love will find a new generation of readers.

The author describes it as the story of a rescue. Michael Frayn describes it as a memorial to ‘youth and love’, Richard Ingrams says ‘It was one of the best memoirs I have read’ and David Nicholls writes, ‘A wise, sad, wonderfully written memoir that’s ripe for rediscovery.’

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