Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.
Joseph decides to take his mistress and son, together with a few friends, to stay in a cabin in deepest Wales for the weekend - with absolutely disastrous results. Beryl Bainbridge's gift for deadpan dialogue and spare narrative, and her darkly comic vision of the world, are all in evidence in this early novel.
Dame Beryl Bainbridge was born in Liverpool in 1933. From a young age she worked as an actress until she married and had her first novel published in 1967. Another Part of the Wood was her second. She worked for some time as a clerk at the publishers Duckworth, who subsequently published her novels. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2000. Beryl Bainbridge lives in north London.