Anne Palliser is insecure, morbid, and a bit off-balance – in other words, a perfect Elizabeth Eliot narrator. She escapes an overbearing mother and moves to London, working as secretary to the eccentric Lady Merton and dating a detective novelist. But her self-absorbed and irresponsible brother Henry remains a central focus. In the years after running away from school to join the circus, Henry marries, divorces, keeps a mistress, gambles, and flirts with Lady Merton. Now he plans to marry a doctor and turn the family home into a maternity hospital. What could go wrong?
Anne observes it all in unique style – daft, brilliant, and dark by turn, but always hilarious. Henry is Elizabeth Eliot’s acclaimed second novel.
Dean Street Press, 9781912574612