House of Trelawney
‘Imagine Evelyn Waugh meets Nancy Mitford, with some Jilly Cooper thrown in, and you have this splendid romp … Hilarious, escapist bliss’ YOU
‘Delights from start to finish’ Mail on Sunday
‘Sheer escapist bliss’ Nigella Lawson
‘Pure joy’ India Knight, Sunday Times
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction
The Earls of Trelawney have inhabited the same castle for 800 years – but recent generations have been better at spending than making money. Now living in isolated penury, unable to communicate with each other or the rest of the world, the family are running out of options. Three unexpected events will hasten their demise: the sudden appearance of a new relation, an illegitimate, headstrong, beautiful girl; an unscrupulous American hedge fund manager determined to exact revenge; and the crash of 2008.
Deliciously escapist and gloriously funny, House of Trelawney is a novel about family and forgiveness, chaos and crisis – and finding yourself in the most unexpected ways.
This is Jilly Cooper territory, with a whiff of Joanna Trollope; a lavish saga about privileged people behaving badly * The Times * Pure pleasure ... If you're in need of a Succession replacement then this tale of a crumbling English dynasty is for you * Stylist * Fun of this kind is irresistible * Guardian * Jilly Cooper fans (and who isn't?) will love the unashamedly upmarket settings and posh characters. A romcom to beat the winter blues: funny, sharply-observed and boho-chic glamorous * Daily Mail * Waspish yet generous-hearted, it delights from start to finish * Mail on Sunday * Rothschild ... is a witty, stylish storyteller and her overall message definitely feels timely * Sunday Times * Curl up and lose yourself in this hugely entertaining satire of a deeply dysfunctional family of aristocrats desperate to save their crumbling Cornwall home * i paper * This slyly comic novel is a great dissection of class and privilege * Red * A satisfying read, with plenty of good one-liners and a sly twist * Sunday Telegraph * The madcap nature of the story; the cliches, and clever way they are rendered, make this a thoroughly enjoyable read - or, to use the correct terminology, a jolly good show. Yet the larger issues this satire plays on are equally fascinating * Irish Times * Rothschild's engaging tale House of Trelawney cleverly satirises an unconventional aristocratic clan who have run into money troubles * independent.co.uk * Wraps up a story of love and friendship in a gentle satire of entitlement ... Good fun * Observer * A sparkling satire * Image Magazine * In their crumbling Cornish castle, the impoverished and eccentric aristocratic Trelawneys live on their wits and value-pack mince. But the fallout of the 2008 financial crash brings even more change in its wake. A wryly witty and sharp social satire * The People *
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