Good Behaviour

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Virago, Dec 15, 2005 - Fiction - 245 pages
19 Reviews

I do know how to behave - believe me, because I know. I have always known...'

Behind the gates of Temple Alice the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family sinks into a state of decaying grace. To Aroon St Charles, large and unlovely daughter of the house, the fierce forces of sex, money, jealousy and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behaviour. But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St Charles family from their own unruly and inadmissible desires. This elegant and allusive novel established Molly Keane as the natural successor to Jean Rhys.

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

What a wonderful book. One that when I finished I wanted to read all over again. A dark comedy, very engaging and beautifully written. A by gone era of aristocratic families coming on hard times. I loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Johnson - Goodreads

Not my cup of tea. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Born in Ireland in 1904 into a 'rather serious Hunting and Fishing Church-going family' who gave her little education at the hands of governesses, Molly's interests were 'hunting & horses & having a good time'; she began writing only to supplement her dress allowance. She died in 1996.

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