Good behaviour

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distributed by Random House, Apr 12, 1981 - Fiction - 245 pages
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Miss Iris Aroon St. Charles's recollections of her shy, awkward youth among the elegant Irish country gentry early in the century gradually reveal a barbaric strain, a faint but insistent aroma of cruelty, and the ruling delusion of her life

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User Review  - Tarma - Goodreads

Got almost halfway through it, but I am very tired of reading about a "sorta not rich" rich family wasting it's days away, presumably (going by the first chapter which then leads into a flashback ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mallory - Goodreads

Slow in a good way. Populated with characters who were difficult to like and about things I don't really like to read about (rich people problems) but it was biting and clever and very, very compelling, even though the deck was stacked against it based on my personal interests. Read full review


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Molly Keane was born Mary Nesta Skrine in County Kildare, Ireland on July 4, 1904. She wrote under the pseudonym M. J. Farrell. Keane wrote about Anglo-Irish society in her 1928 novel, Young Entry. Her play, Spring Meeting, was a hit in London and New York. Keane stopped writing until 1981, when she published Good Behaviour which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Molly Keane died on April 22, 1996 in Armore County, Waterford, Ireland.

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