East Fortune by James Runcie
_______________ 'He is the simple chronicler of English post-war life, using irony and understatement to lay bare the patterns of ordinary life' - Sunday Telegraph 'This gripping novel has only one major flaw - it was far too short - I wanted at least another 200 pages of these people and their lives' - Victoria Hislop 'Wonderfully alive. James Runcie has written a rich, subtle, and often funny book' - Daily Mail _______________ From the author of the Grantchester Mysteries series Jack Henderson, estranged from his ex-wife and grown-up daughters, is involved in a horrific accident. His younger brother Douglas begins an affair with a woman he barely knows, risking everything. And Angus, the eldest of the Henderson boys, finds himself suddenly in freefall having unexpectedly been laid off from his job. As the three brothers head to their childhood home in East Fortune for their annual summer gathering, they brace themselves against sibling rivalries and parental expectations. East Fortune is a moving story about life and love, chance and hope, and how families survive.