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, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk (winner of the Prix Femina etranger and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), and At Last. The series was made into a BAFTA-award winning Sky Atlantic TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. St Aubyn is also the author of A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize), Lost for Words (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), and Dunbar, his re-imagining of King Lear for Hogarth Shakespeare.
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 *