Green’s parody of the country-house novel describes the life above and below stairs in Kinalty Castle, an isolated ‘gothic pile’. A modern classic brought to life with illustrations by Christopher Corr.
Set in Ireland during the Second World War, Loving describes life above and below stairs in Kinalty Castle, an isolated ‘gothic pile’. Green surveys this cosseted world with humour and unsentimental affection. Downstairs, the servants’ boredom is relieved by shifting rivalries, alliances and desires – not to mention a missing sapphire ring, the unfortunate demise of a peacock and the discovery of an illicit affair. Meanwhile, ‘upstairs’ Lady Tennant laments the burden of untrustworthy staff as her daughter-in-law Violet guards a guilty secret. All the while war rumbles in the distance, and although the inhabitants of Kinalty are relatively safe, there are rumours of a German invasion, fears for relatives in England and the sudden departure of a young servant …
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Clifford
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
9˝ x 6¼˝