About this book
Although shortlisted, A.S. Byatt's acclaimed new novel didn't actually win this year's Man Booker Prize, but with its fantastic reviews it is sure to be a bestseller in this paperback edition. It is an unashamedly literary novel, a panoramic exploration of family secrets, about predators and innocents, war and peace.
In their rambling house near Romney Marsh, the children play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets.