Winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction, 2004.
The book, set in the 1980's, begins when 20 year old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Tory MP Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel and their two children. As the Thatcher boom-years unfold, Nick finds his life altered by drugs, power and the rising fortunes of the family with which he is entangled.
"A classic of our times.The work of a great English stylist in full maturity; a masterpiece." - Observer
"Wonderful... almost unbelievably well-written. In its dazzling, very contemporrary way, the book is tragic.But it is also consistently funny" - Spectator