Monday 11th June, 8pm.
With her last novel, Hearts And Minds, being long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction it’s no surprise this latest book by Amanda Craig has been met with resounding praise.
The Lie of the Land-
Quentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can’t afford to divorce. Having lost their jobs in the recession, they can’t afford to go on living in London; instead, they must downsize and move their three children to a house in a remote part of Devon. Arrogant and adulterous, Quentin can’t understand why Lottie is so angry; devastated and humiliated, Lottie feels herself to have been intolerably wounded.
Mud, mice and quarrels are one thing – but why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home?
A suspenseful black comedy, this is a rich, compassionate and enthralling novel in its depiction of the English countryside, and the potentially lethal interplay between money and marriage.
“As satisfying a novel as I have read in years. It is a wickedly observant comedy of manners, very alert to the way we live now, but somehow never cruel or judgmental” -Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent- Guardian
Entry £2.50, includes a glass of wine