Released on 01 April 2011.
Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mother's Milk is the fourth of Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels, adapted for TV for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as aristocratic addict, Patrick.
The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.
Edward St Aubyn
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.
On 12th April Picador will publish the reissued At Last, the fifth and final novel in the Patrick Melrose saga.
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.
If you haven't read any Edward St Aubyn yet, then you are seriously missing out on something very, very special.