If you enjoyed watching the Patrick Melrose series on Sky Atlantic or streaming service NOW TV, then you’ll love the books on which the TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch was based. Each episode follows the story of one of Edward St Aubyn’s quintet of novels, which are all here in order.

The semi-autobiographical books follow Patrick from his traumatic childhood in England and France with his abusive father and alcoholic mother, through his drug-addicted, hedonistic 20s to the challenges of having his own family and his eventual road to recovery as he finally faces his demons.

Edward St Aubyn’s novels are available in two volumes, Volume One: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope and Volume Two: Mother’s Milk and At Last, as well as individual books.