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Rotten Row

Rotten Row
The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst. Near the end of the book, Nick walks along Rotten Row in Hyde Park. The sweet chestnuts were just beginning to drop from the trees on the left when I was there.

There was so much to think about, and the Park itself seemed pensive, the chestnuts standing in pools of their shed leaves, the great planes, slower to change, still towering tan and gold; but all he wanted to do was march along. A group of young women on horseback came trotting down Rotten Row, and he crossed behind them, over the damp, crusted sand. He didn't mind the north-easterly breeze. It was the time of year when the atmosphere streamed with unexpected hints and memories, and a paradoxical sense of renewal.

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