Released on 01 April 2011.

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Mother's Milk

3.73 based on 2220 ratings & 227 reviews on Goodreads.com

2006 Short-listed

Man Booker Prize

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mother's Milk is the fourth of Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels.
Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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.