About this book
Paperback edition of the latest comic novel from the bestselling author of the "Wilt" series. Features a matriarchal family based in Northumberland. 'The funniest novelist writing today.' "The Times"
The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. At the dawn of the new millenium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes.