Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.
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Based on the quintet of novels by Edward St Aubyn and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Jason Leigh, Patrick Melrose will launch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV later on 13th May 2018. Here’s what we know about the series so far.
Fourteen very long novels that we can guarantee are worth the investment.
Some books are to be listened to – in the car, while making dinner, on the tube. Whether because they are weighty tomes you don't want to carry around or because the reading is just spot on, these are some of the best audiobooks around.
As part of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize, a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig will be named Lost For Words, after the novel.
Lost For Words, Edward St Aubyn's satire of a literary prize, has been shortlisted for the prize that goes to the work of fiction that 'best captures the comic spirit' of P. G. Wodehouse.
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On 12th April Picador will publish the reissued At Last, the fifth and final novel in the Patrick Melrose saga.
Read the opening chapter of Some Hope, the third book from the Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn.
Read chapter one of Edward St Aubyn's astounding novel Bad News.
Read the opening chapter from Never Mind, the first of Edward St Aubyn's Melrose novels.
Read the first chapter from Mother's Milk, the fourth of Edward St Aubyn's Melrose novels.
Originally published in the Guardian on Saturday 11 June 2011, Edward St Aubyn tells us his reasons for revisiting the character of Patrick Melrose in his novel, Mother's Milk.
Listen to Edward St Aubyn talking about his last novel in the Melrose saga, At Last, to Claire Armitstead on the Guardian Books podcast.
If you haven't read any Edward St Aubyn yet, then you are seriously missing out on something very, very special.
Read an extract from At Last, the fifth and final book in Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose saga.