*A brilliant comic novel about Anglo-Ireland that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. *'A mistress of wicked comedy' MALCOLM BRADBURY, VOGUE
Born in Ireland in 1904 into a 'rather serious Hunting and Fishing Church-going family' who gave her little education at the hands of governesses, Molly's interests were 'hunting & horses & having a good time'; she began writing only to supplement her dress allowance. She died in 1996.
Keane's 1981 novel also features a self-destructive family. Behind their faade of aristocratic morals and good bahavior, the Anglo-Irish St. Charles family are a clan of jealous, greedy, sex-obsessed brutes. A bit of a soap opera, this should be popular. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
* ' Molly Keane's Good Behaviour is a remarkable novel, beautifully written, brilliant in its original idea and every page a pleasure to read. Good Behaviour is a tour de force P.D. JAMES *'Dark, complex, engaging ... A wonderful tour de force' MARIAN KEYES 'A masterpiece ... Molly Keane is a mistress of wicked comedy' MALCOLM BRADBURY, VOGUE *'The very best of Anglo-Irish writing' CLARE BOYLAN * 'An extraordinary tour de force' VOGUE * 'A masterpiece' BOOKSELLER * 'A fine novel, wickedly alive' VICTORIA GLENDINNING, SUNDAY TIMES * 'Enchanting' EDNA O'BRIEN, OBSERVER