Author(s): Frederic Raphael
Adam Morris, Alan Parks, Mike Clode, Anna Cunnginham, Barbara Ransome and the others leave Cambridge University to discover varying degrees of satisfaction, success and material comfort. But over all of them lies the common memory of those heady, golden days spent in unravelling the knots of friendship, in exploratory sex and in Badinage, that none of them will ever quite forget.A compelling story, "The Glittering Prizes" reflects the changing attitudes and styles of a generaton that went to Cambridge in the fifties.The subject of a highly acclaimed television series starring Tom Conti, "The Glitter Prizes" is a witty, incisive, beautifully written evocation of an era and its children.
'Raphael's achievement is rare indeed.' Sunday Times
Frederic Raphael was born in Chicago in 1931 and educated at Charterhouse and St John's College, Cambridge. His novels include Coast to Coast and Some Talk of Alexander; he has also written short stories and biographies of Somerset Maugham and Byron. Frederic Raphael is a leading screenwriter, whose work includes the Oscar-winning Darling and Far from the Madding Crowd, and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut.