WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP HENSHER
'Radiant with observation, never wasting a word, funny and sympathetic' Stephen Spender
Berlin, the Greek Islands, London and California. 1928, 1932, 1988 and 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators, all known as "Christopher Isherwood"; all connected through their own experiences of private sexual hell. Often regarded as the best of his novels, Down There on a Visit tells the vivid stories of Isherwood's life that, together with the Berlin Stories, were to have comprised his great unfinished epic novel.
'May be the best Christopher Isherwood has written. A deeply intelligent and quietly compelling story' New York Times