1 February 2021 Susannah

The Go Between – A Video Talk

LP Hartley, The Go-Between

“The past is another country: they do things differently there” – so begins the haunting novel The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley. I think this is a stunning book. It is about class, illicit love, boyhood dreams versus cruel reality, and it movingly depicts growing up and the loss of innocence.

This is a novel about a secret love affair between a man and a woman who come from very different echelons of the English class system. In the middle is a boy from yet another social class, a ‘go-between’ between upper and lower class characters in the story.

Join me in an exploration of this modern classic, experience the heat of that summer of 1900 and share the excitement of forbidden passion.

Find out about L.P. Hartley’s moving exploration of a young boy’s loss of innocence – CLICK HERE.

What do you think of this story about boy who is used and abused by those who should know better? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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Featured image credit- Oscar Wilde in 1889. Picture by W. and D. Downey, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=692360

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