Jill by Larkin, Philip

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Author: Larkin, Philip

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 3 March 2005 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 256 pages
196 x 127 x 17 | 212g

Michaelmas term, 1940. 18-year-old John Kemp has come down from Lancashire to Oxford University to begin his scholarship studying English. But when he invents an imaginary sister to win the attention of a rich but unreliable 'friend', and then falls in love for real, undergraduate life becomes its own strange world .

'Absolutely contemporary - perhaps even prophetic.' Joyce Carol Oates'Remarkable . A book about innocence.' Simon Garfield'A cryptic literary manifesto [about] discovering a literary personality, and the consolation art can provide.' Andrew Motion