'The Melrose novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century' Alice Sebold
Acclaimed for their searing wit and their deep humanity, this magnificent cycle of novels – in which Patrick Melrose
battles to survive the savageries of his childhood and lead a self-determined life – is one of the major achievements in English fiction.
'Perhaps the most brilliant English novelist of his generation' Alan Hollinghurst
'I've loved Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels. Read them all, now' David Nicholls
'The wit of Wilde, the lightness of Wodehouse, the waspishness of Waugh. A joy' Zadie Smith
'At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces' Maggie O'Farrell