Saturday Lunch with the Brownings-9781911547723

Saturday Lunch with the Brownings

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Author(s): Mortimer, Penelope, Scholes, Lucy,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 23/07/2020,
Pagination: 288 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Daunt Books,
Published By: Daunt Books,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781911547723

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‘Madge never went down to breakfast. She refused, out of a strong feeling of self-preservation, to acknowledge its existence.’

‘What’s the plan?’, Madge Browning’s husband William asks her on Saturday, the compulsory weekly holiday they and their three children must spend together. If they can just make it through lunch, Madge’s picture of them as the perfect family, an image she has built their lives on, might survive. Unfortunately, Saturday Lunch with the Brownings is anything but peaceful.

From the apocalyptic scenes at the Brownings’, to a much-anticipated dinner party that goes horribly wrong, and a chilling drama that plays out behind the hospital curtains in a maternity ward, these twelve stories unerringly capture the tensions of domestic life with brutal precision and deliciously dark humour.

First published in 1960, Penelope Mortimer’s only collection of stories lays bare the fury and passion that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life. Saturday Lunch with the Brownings is a stylish and unsettling modern classic by one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.