The malicious sequel to Edward St Aubyn’s 1990s trilogy, Some Hope, which introduced the upper-class Melrose family in all their decadent glory.

Once again, the Melrose family is in peril: young Robert, who provides an exceptionally droll account of being born; Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually abandoned by his wife in favour of motherhood; Mary, who is consumed both by her children and by an overwhelming desire not to repeat the mistakes of her own mother. Through their stories, St Aubyn uncovers the web of false promises that entangle this once illustrious family.

The Man Booker Prize 2006
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Edward St Aubyn

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Edward St Aubyn's is the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge, Lost for Words and Dunbar.
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