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Family Angst

Amanda Craig, Francesca Segal

04/03/2018 5:00 pm
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Fractured and fractious families are at the heart of two witty contemporary morality tales. Amanda Craig’s The Lie of the Land traces the trajectory of the sexually unquenchable Quentin and his unhappy partner, Lottie, whose problems only escalate when they decamp to Devon’s remote arcadia. Francesca Segal’s razor-sharp, The Awkward Age, tells of the fallout when two families merge in North London and civil war ensues.

Amanda Craig


Amanda Craig is a British novelist, short-story writer and critic. She reviews children’s books for The New Statesman and also writes for the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Observer. Her most recent novel, The Lie of the Land, has been optioned for a TV series by Baby Cow Productions. Amanda’s eighth novel, The Golden Rule, will be published by Little, Brown in 2020.

Francesca Segal


Francesca Segal is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the FT and Vogue - UK and US - among many others. Her debut novel The Innocents won many awards, including the Costa First Novel Award and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.

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