Edward St. Aubyn: The Patrick Melrose Novels, Part II

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The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk (Picador) and At Last (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

With the five-book series completed, Edward St. Aubyn sees The Patrick Melrose Novels as a chronicle of the breakdown of British class society.  While St. Aubyn cautions that the book is not a sociological treatise, he discusses the new freedoms and liberation from the misuse of power in England today.  (Part I aired March 15.)




Alan Howard