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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rainpebble - LibraryThing
Good Behaviour by Molly Keane; VMC, in memory of englishrose60, chosen from her library; ROOT; (4 1/2*) Good Behaviour is a very well written book. It is a dark comedy of manners which is narrated by ... Read full review
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bookshelves: booker-longlist, winter-20132014, play-dramatisation, radio-4x, britain-ireland, period-piece, published-1981, lit-richer, classic, families, suicide, filthy-lucre Recommended for: BBC ... Read full review