Ben is, at last, leaving home. At twenty-two, he's the youngest of the family. His mother Edie, an actress, is distraught. His father Russell, a theatrical agent, is rather hoping to get his wife back, after decades of family life. His brother, Matthew, is wrestling with a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister Rosa is wrestling with debt, and the end of a turbulent love affair. Meet the Boyd family and the empty nest, twenty-first-century style.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 144.78 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
- 06 Feb 2006
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- Export ed
'As subtle as Austen, as sharp as Bronte. Trollope's brilliant!' Fay Weldon, MAIL ON SUNDAY 'She writes so beautifully in a style so graceful and judicious that you would call it restful if it were not also palpably intelligent' EVENING STANDARD
About Joanna Trollope
Author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of life in contemporary England, Joanna Trollope is also the author of a number of historical novels and of Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, The Choir, and this was followed by A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, The Men and the Girls, A Spanish Lover, The Best of Friends, Next of Kin, Other People's Children, Marrying the Mistress, Girl from the South and most recently Brother and Sister. She lives in Gloucestershire.