Comedy and tragedy converge in this tale of high finance and brutal family betrayal, from 'The most brilliant English novelist of his generation' Alan Hollinghurst
Edward St Aubyn was born in London. His superbly acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels are Never Mind, which won a Betty Trask Award, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, which won the Prix Femina etranger and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and Lost for Words, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize.
"St Aubyn has a natural talent for keeping you on the edge of your
seat... His prose has an easy charm that masks a ferocious,
searching intellect" * The Times *
"Malevolently enjoyable... A fable of fatherly neglect and daughterly cruelty" * Financial Times *
"Deeply affecting...and funny" * Observer *
"Powerful... Entertaining" * Spectator *