SATURDAY, 5 JUNE 2021 at 9:30 AM / VIRTUAL TALK
Hannah Rothschild, The House of Trelawney
From the author of The Improbability of Love comes a dazzling novel both satirical and moving, about an eccentric, dysfunctional family of English aristocrats and their crumbling stately home, demonstrating how the lives and hopes of women can be shaped by the ties of family and love.
“Nothing is left out in this madcap . . . novel, which parodies British aristocracy on one hand and the social-climbing world of new money on the other. There are odd, unlikely romances, a suicide, and babies born out of wedlock . . . Ms. Rothschild is an intelligent writer and an elegant prose stylist. The first female chair of the National Gallery, she describes her characters’ physical characteristics with the eye of someone who’s spent a lifetime looking carefully at paintings . . . Britain, that “sceptered isle,” is a shadow of its former self. But one thing the British haven’t lost is their sense of humor, and Ms. Rothschild provides a large dose of it in this quirky satire.” —Moira Hodgson, The Wall Street Journal
Hannah Rothschild's House of Trelawney was one of my top three novels last year -- up there with with The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and We Are All Adults Here by Emma Straub. It's just unbelievably smart and funny and -- at the same time -- a compelling and thought-provoking novel. All that is to say that I am beyond thrilled to be able to invite you to a special virtual visit with Hannah Rothschild to celebrate the book's paperback publication. This event will take place on Saturday, 5 June 2021 at 9:30 AM (PT). It's a free event though advance reservations are essential. Make your reservations HERE.