By Beryl Bainbridge
Joseph comes to a decision to take his mistress and son, including a number of neighbors, to stick in a cabin in inner most Wales for the weekend - with completely disastrous effects. Beryl Bainbridge's reward for deadpan discussion and spare narrative, and her darkly comedian imaginative and prescient of the area, are all in proof during this early novel.
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