Author(s): Joanna Kavenna
Cassandra White is a woman on a mission. Her Lakeland farm may be falling apart, but at least she's escaped the madness of modern life. But when her valley is invaded by bankers buying up second homes, she's determined to put up a fight. What begins as a hare-brained scheme with a few unruly locals soon has the whole community taking up arms - and, before she knows it, Cassandra's leading a revolution...
'A terrific book-group choice ... Playful, inventive and very much of its time' Cressida Connolly, Spectator. 'An absolute knock-out - had me laughing again and again and then feeling very moved at the end. Such a stylish performance: an iron fist in a velvet glove' Chris Cleave. 'Hugely - gigantically - enjoyable ... One of the most entertaining, fluent and readable novelists around' Observer. 'Laugh? I nearly exploded reading Kavenna's knock-out satire on alternative lifestyle ... This book is just the job for any city slicker craving the good life' Daily Mail. 'Sharp, neat, well written and darkly comic' Seven magazine (Sunday Telegraph). 'Dark and very funny satire on second-home owners' Observer.
Joanna Kavenna is the author of The Ice Museum, Inglorious (which won the Orange Prize for New Writing), and The Birth Of Love. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Observer, the Telegraph, the Spectator, the London Review of Books and the New York Times, among other publications. In 2011 she was named as one of the Telegraph's 20 Writers Under 40. She has held writing fellowships at St Antony's College Oxford and St John's College Cambridge. In 2013 she was listed as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.