To Penelope Butler the family was all, the sole ambition of her adult life. Three of her four daughters, however, had different ideas. Rosemary rejected it, Jess was destroyed by it, and Celia found it eluded her. Only Emily pursued her mother's ideal, with disastrous results.
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"A brilliant, sometimes terrible novel about the generation war within a family, as witty and cool as it is heart-rending" (Auberon Waugh Daily Mail)
"Painful...gripping...her "private" story reaches far beyond the merely personal" ( Observer)
'This stuff of intimate family life is brilliantly presented, subtly and yet with unnerving directness' Susan Hill
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