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In Youth is Pleasure

In Youth is Pleasure

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'Unlike any other person I had come across, Welch seemed to be speaking particularly to me' Alan Bennett' Vivid, surprising, an exquisite balance of pain and beauty' Guardian Orvil Pym does not fit in.

A waifish, eccentric,...

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'Unlike any other person I had come across, Welch seemed to be speaking particularly to me' Alan Bennett' Vivid, surprising, an exquisite balance of pain and beauty' Guardian Orvil Pym does not fit in.

A waifish, eccentric, sensitive fifteen-year-old, he hates school and longs to be alone. Spending his Summer holidays in a genteel Surrey hotel with his mysterious father and two brothers who don't understand him, he explores ancient churches, spies on a man rowing in the river and collects antiques, escaping into his own singular aesthetic world. First published in 1945, this is an unforgettable portrayal of a young man's sensuous coming-of-age.

'A heightened, sensual journey... it is Orvil's vibrant energy that allows this book to bubble... beautifully odd spectacular' Independent.

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