Publication Date: 19/05/2022 ISBN: 9780241537701 Category:

Bad Relations

Cressida Connolly

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 19/05/2022 ISBN: 9780241537701 Category:
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A TALE OF A TRAGEDY SEEPING THROUGH GENERATIONS, AND A FAMILY FRACTURED BY HISTORY AND DESIRE – available for pre-order now

‘The characters in Bad Relations are so brilliantly real, so wonderfully compelling at their best, and at their worst, that I can’t get them out of my head. A wonderful novel’ Nina Stibbe

‘A writer who seems able to peer directly into the human heart’ John Preston

On the battlefields of the Crimea, William Gale cradles the still-warm body of his brother. William’s experience of war will bring about a change in him that will reverberate through his family over the next two centuries.
In the 1970s, William’s descendants invite Stephen, a distant relation, to stay in their house in the English countryside – but their golden summer entanglements will end in a shocking fall from grace.

Half a century later, a confrontation between the surviving members of the family will culminate in a terrible reckoning.

Praise for AFTER THE PARTY:

‘Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric’ Sunday Times

‘Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer… [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes’ Daily Telegraph

‘Profound and moving and completely original, with a storyline that is completely satisfying. It’ll be one of those novels that stays in my mind forever… it’s a work of art’ Craig Brown

‘I finished it in two days flat and I’ve never read anything quite like it’ Hilary Spurling

‘Wonderfully subtle and interesting… with a compelling voice’ Linda Grant

Publisher Review

The characters in Bad Relations are so brilliantly real, so wonderfully compelling at their best, and at their worst, that I can't get them out of my head. A wonderful novel -- Nina Stibbe A writer who seems able to peer directly into the human heart -- John Preston Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric * Sunday Times on 'After the Party' * Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer... [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes * Daily Telegraph on 'After the Party' * Profound and moving and completely original, with a storyline that is completely satisfying. It'll be one of those novels that stays in my mind forever... it's a work of art -- Craig Brown on 'After the Party' I finished it in two days flat and I've never read anything quite like it -- Hilary Spurling on 'After the Party' A wonderfully subtle and interesting account of the Mosley women, with a compelling voice -- Linda Grant on 'After the Party'

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