‘Imagine Evelyn Waugh meets Nancy Mitford, with some Jilly Cooper thrown in, and you have this splendid romp … Hilarious, escapist bliss’ YOU
‘Delights from start to finish’ Mail on Sunday
‘Sheer escapist bliss’ Nigella Lawson
‘Pure joy’ India Knight, Sunday Times
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction
The Earls of Trelawney have inhabited the same castle for 800 years – 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.
Deliciously escapist and gloriously funny, House of Trelawney is a novel about family and forgiveness, chaos and crisis – and finding yourself in the most unexpected ways.