Family Matters Paperback
Part of the British Library Crime Classics series
'The characters are quite extraordinarily living...A most original and grimly farcical situation' - Dorothy L.
SayersRobert Arthur Kewdingham is an eccentric failure of a man.
In middle age he retreats into a private world, hunting for Roman artefacts and devoting himself to bizarre mystical beliefs.
Robert's wife, Bertha, feels that there are few things more dreadful than a husband who will persist in making a fool of himself in public.
Their marriage consists of horrible quarrels, futile arguments, incessant bickering.
Scarcely any friends will visit the Kewdinghams in their peaceful hometown Shufflecester.
Everything is wrong - and with the entrance of John Harrigall, a bohemian bachelor from London who catches Bertha's eye, they take a turn for the worse.
Soon deep passions and resentments shatter the calm facade of the Kewdinghams' lives.
This richly characterised and elegantly written crime novel from 1933 is a true forgotten classic.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: British Library Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/03/2017
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780712356695