The Hesperides Tree by Nicholas Mosley
(British Literature Series)

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"An 18 year old boy visits the west coast of Ireland and finds the ruins of hermit's cells on an offshore island. After a year at university he returns to try to discover what the old hermits were looking for. Is it possible that human nature might evolve and change?"--BOOK JACKET.
 

About Nicholas Mosley

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Nicholas Mosley was born in London on June 25, 1923, and was educated at Eton and Oxford. He served in Italy during World War II, and published his first novel, Spaces of the Dark, in 1951. His book Hopeful Monsters won the 1990 Whitbread Award. Mosley is also the author of several works of nonfiction, most notably the autobiography Efforts at Truth and a biography of his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, entitled Rules of the Game/Beyond the Pale. He resides in London.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Secker & Warburg. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mosley’s unnamed protagonist, who’s born with a soft, fragile skull (ostensibly the consequence of his pregnant mother’s proximity to a bombing scene), spends a summer on the coast of Ireland, where he falls in love and also into unspecified political intrigue—thus initiating further travels, a c...

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The British writer Nicholas Mosley has always been something of a literary curiosity, known for complex novels of ideas.

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The Guardian

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Mosley, writing about the affair in the Times , commented that "the other four judges complained that my chosen books were novels of ideas, or novels in which characters were subservient to ideas .

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Returning to England, he travels to Oxford, where he meets Edward Constantine, whose father, the wealthy Connie Constantine, has a mysterious interest in the unnamed boy;

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tree of life.

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