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Home truths : a novella
David Lodge
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Summary: What happens when the solitary world of writing collides with the intrusive demands of the media circus? Adrian Ludlow, a novelist with a distinguished but slightly faded reputation, is living in semiretirement with his wife, Eleanor, in an isolated cottage beneath the flight path of London's Gatwick Airport. Their old friend from college days, Sam Sharp, who has since become a successful screenplay writer, drops by unexpectedly on the way to Los Angeles. Sam is fuming over a scathing profile of himself by Fanny Tarrant, one of the new breed of pugnacious interviewers, in that day's newspaper. Together, the two men plan to take revenge on the journalist, though Adrian is risking what he values most: his privacy. What follows is unexpected and upsetting for all of them, including Fanny. David Lodge's delicious novella examines with characteristic wit and insight the tensions between private life and public interest in contemporary society.


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main characters Adrian Ludlow
Male
Married
Writer

Eleanor Ludlow
Female
Married
Adrian's wife.

Sam Sharp
Female
Successful
Adrian's friend from college.
Screenwriter



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