About this book
Howard Jacobson is acclaimed as being our greatest and most underrated contemporary novelist. Here he writes his masterpiece with warmth, tenderness and brilliant humour. "Masterly writing... monstrously funny" "Independent"
One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love-nest? Henry doesn't know, but he is glad to escape the North. After nearly sixty years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change.