"For Francis Wyndham"

Alan Hollinghurst dedicates The Line of Beauty to the author and journalist Francis Wyndham.

Francis Wyndham was born in London in 1924. He is the author of a novel entitled The Other Garden (1987) and two collections of short stories, Out of the War (1974) and Mrs Henderson and Other Stories (1985). He also worked as a journalist for Queen magazine and for the Sunday Times. A collection of his reviews, interviews and articles was published in 1991 under the title The Theatre of Embarrassment.

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Click here to read part of a conversation between Francis Wyndham and Alan Hollinghurst.

Click here to see a portrait of Francis Wyndham painted by Lucian Freud.