This month, Viking publishes BAD RELATIONS, the new novel from Cressida Connolly, whose previous books include the very popular AFTER THE PARTY.
Bad Relations is a tale of a tragedy seeping through generations, and a family fractured by history and desire. It begins on the battlefields of the Crimea, where a man cradles the still-warm body of his brother. Hiss experience of war will bring about a change in him that will reverberate through his family over the next two centuries. In the 1970s, his descendants invite a distant relation to stay in their house in the English countryside – but their golden summer entanglements will end in a shocking fall from grace. And half a century later, a confrontation between the surviving members of the family will culminate in a terrible reckoning.
We have five sets of ten copies each to offer to reading groups in the UK. If you would like to be considered, please send details of your reading group and your postal address to Ella Harold, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday 20th May.