The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig
I’ve long been a fan of Amanda Craig, always loving her book reviews in the Times/Sunday Times and then her novels – I still have a couple to catch up on on my shelves which will be a pleasure.
Meanwhile I recently read and reviewed her latest, The Lie of the Land, for Shiny, and sending some questions for her to answer about it. No sooner had I sent the questions off, than she replied to them within an hour or two with some wonderful answers.
The Lie of the Land is a delicious satire of family life in the country, in which warring couple Lottie and Quentin have to decamp to Devon in order to make money on their London house so they can divorce. It’s far more than a comedy of manners though, there’s a mystery, an old rocker, the pie factory and much more as Craig turns her eye on rural poverty, ageing parents and extended families. Very funny, often moving with some great characters – I loved this book (9/10).
Read my full Shiny review here
Read my Q&A with Amanda at Shiny here