About this book
Now in paperback, Atkinson's second novel follows the phenomenal success of her first, "Behind The Scenes At The Museum", which won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Award. "Human Croquet" is about Isobel Fairfax, who lives with her brother, father, step-mother and the aunt from Hell. Isobel is waiting for her mother to return from wherever she has been for so many years... "Vivid, richly imaginative, hilarious and frightening by turns" "Observer". Will do very well in B format.
Once it had been the great forest of Lythe. And here, lived the Fairfaxes, visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed. The Fairfaxes have dwindled too. But Isobel Fairfax knows about the past. She is waiting for the return of her mother whose disappearance is part of the mystery.