SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE - AS IF THE ROYLE FAMILY WERE WRITTEN BY MARTIN AMIS!
'Vibrant tragicomic slices of cosmopolitan Englishness' Independent on Sunday
'A rich and compelling drama of life' Daily Mail
'Connolly has a keen sense of the hushed emotional tenderness of English life and our silent shattering pain' Sunday Telegraph
Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959.
Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger's, the sweetshop and the butcher's.
Each of them hiding their lies, disguising sin, coping in the only way they know how.