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Notes for a Young Gentleman

Toby Litt is one of that rare breed of fiction writers who never writes the same book twice: every time out, he takes an unexpected new tack—and his readers happily follow.

​Told in the form of the pithy, even lyrical advice a young soldier leaves behind after a mission gone wrong, Notes for a Young Gentleman is no exception. Its brilliantly creative form, and the epigrammatic genius Litt displays in its creation, nonetheless can’t hide the powerful, emotional story at its heart: of a young soldier parachuting toward a beautiful, moonlit country house on a mission . . . of betrayal. The house? Marlborough. The target? Winston Churchill, an old friend of his father. A brilliant, at times dizzying but always heartfelt exploration of love, revenge, and the essence of a gentleman, Notes for a Young Gentleman is classic Toby Litt: wholly new and wholly unforgettable.

376 pages | 6 x 9

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Reviews

Notes for a Young Gentleman is also sui generis, a mesmerizingly elusive set of glimpses.”

Times Literary Supplement

“One of the most inventive and original writers around.”

Daily Mirror

“Toby Litt is awfully good—he gives something new every time he writes.”

Muriel Spark

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