The House of Trelawney

The House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild--This book is an Anglophile’s dream. The Trelawney’s have lived at their Cornwall family estate for 800 years. The current owners are literally on their last legs, with a house that is rapidly falling around them. Years of neglect and bad financial decisions have brought them to a new low and the survival of the estate as a family business is now in question. Rothschild has a great ear for family dysfunction at all class levels and the dialogue and observations into their thoughts are priceless. The financial crash of 2008 precipitates a final reckoning that brings out the best and the worst in the family, who complicate their lives with an amazing ability to ignore the obvious. Highly recommended.