House of Trelawney (Hardback)Hannah Rothschild (author)
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With a lightness of touch and keen eye for a witty turn of phrase, Hannah Rothschild follows up former Waterstones Book of the Month, The Improbability of Love, with a delicious social satire set amongst the impecunious occupants of a crumbling stately pile. Mixing romance with farce and exquisitely crafted barbs, House of Trelawney will have you laughing from first page to last.
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2020
'Pure pleasure' - Stylist
The seat of the Trelawney family for over 800 years, Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. Each successive Earl spent with abandon, turning the house and grounds into a sprawling, extravagant palimpsest of wings, turrets and follies. 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.
A love story and social satire set in the parallel and seemingly unconnected worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance, House of Trelawney is also the story of lost and found friendships between three women. One of them will die; another will discover her vocation; and the third will find love.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 684 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'Irresistibly fun' - The Guardian
'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
'If you're in need of a Succession replacement then this tale of a crumbling English dynasty clinging on to the past while coping with the fallout of the 2008 crash is for you. Rothschild is a mischievous narrator and this story is pure pleasure from the word go' - Stylist
'...a satisfying read, with plenty of good one-liners' - The Sunday Telegraph
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