"'A jewel box of a novel... exquisite.' Observer 'Hope finds in the post-War confusion of South Africa a mine of comic possibility... throughout this bright, fresh comedy, politics lurk in the shadows.' The Times 'Brilliance and charm... This is a wonderfully funny book.' Financial Times 'Touching and amusing... told without a wasted word.' Mail on Sunday"
About the Author
Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg in 1944. He is the author of nine novels and one collection of short stories, including Kruger's Alp, which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, Serenity House, which was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize; and My Mother's Lovers, published by Atlantic Books in 2006 to great acclaim. He is also a poet and playwright and author of the acclaimed memoir White Boy Running (1988).