The Patrick Melrose Novels

Picador Classic

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Publication date: 16.06.2016
ISBN: 9781447253525
Number of pages: 880


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.

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