The best book yet by Britain's most talented, funny, life-affirming and purely enjoyable young writer
Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the
confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.