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