L. P. Hartley's enduring coming of age story about a forbidden love and its terrible consequences.
Leslie Poles Hartley was born in Cambridgeshire in 1895, and was educated first at Harrow and then Oxford. His career as a writer began in 1924 with a volume of short stories and ran alongside his work as a prolific and highly regarded reviewer of fiction, writing for such magazines as the Spectator and the Sketch. His first full-length novel was The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944) and was followed by a succession of novels, including The Go-Between (1953), which remains the most enduringly popular and timeless of his novels, rightfully claiming its place as a classic. L. P. Hartley died in 1972.