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LP Hartley

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there

Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was an English writer of novels and short stories. His work shows a concern with complex relationships within families, cross-class sexual relationships and nostalgia for Edwardian summers of picnics and bathing parties.

Works by LP Hartley include:

  • The Eustace and Hilda Trilogy:
    • The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944)
    • The Sixth Heaven (1946)
    • Eustace and Hilda (1947)
  • The Go-Between (1953)
  • The Hireling (1957)