If Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie had ever managed to collaborate, they might have produced this shamelessly entertaining novel, which introduces readers to what may be the most powerful family in England--and is certainly the vilest. A tour de force of menace, malicious comedy, and torrential social bile, this book marks the American debut of an extraordinary writer.
About the Author
Born in Birmingham in 1961, Jonathan Coe took degrees from Cambridge and Warwick universities. He lives in London. "From the Hardcover edition."