Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

A Weekend With Claude

A Weekend With Claude

An old snapshot shows a group of friends lounging in the sunshine, on a weekend in the country at the invitation of bearded, satyric Claude and his wife Julia. The girl in the centre is dreamy Lily, whose latest failed love affair forms the purpose of the weekend, as Lily’s friends set out to help her ensnare an unwitting father for her unborn child. Next to her is Norman, a Marxist romantic hell-bent on seducing his milk-white hostess; behind them is old, persecuted Shebah; and, slightly apart, the young man on whom all hopes are pinned: quiet, pleasant Edward.

Told through the fractured narratives of Claude, Lily, Shebah and Norman, in Beryl Bainbridge’s first published novel a darkly comic weekend of friendship and failure unravels.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 6th December 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844088546

Reviews

Delicious . . . very elegant and pleasing . . . A work of art
Scotsman
Extremely lively and incisive entertainment
Times Literary Supplement
Her genius lies in the comic evocation of the mundane life against which her characters are in perpetual and ineffectual revolt
Sunday Times