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  - Lane Pybas - Goodreads

This book is not for the faint of heart. It's completely singular, but I imagine it's what would have happened if Emily Bronte had decided to write a comedy of manners. Set in early 20th century ... Read full review

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This book sneaks up on you. I'd never heard of it nor the author until my book group selected this. It's a great glimpse of a world we don't think much about, but it's also a sharp satire of the ... 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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