This novel focuses on the life of an elderly widow who moves into a London residential hotel, the Claremont, where she befriends the other elderly residents. She forms an unlikely friendship with a young writer, who she passes off as her grandson to the other residents. The story explores themes of aging, loneliness, and the complexities of human relationships.
The 2492nd greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 77th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
- 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
- 222 Best Books of All Time That Deserve a Spot on Your Bookshelf, With Picks from Bestselling Authors and Indie Booksellers (Parade)