The new novel from the bestselling author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel' and 'Instances Of The Number Three'.
Mr Golightly is in much need of a holiday. As successful as Golightly Enterprises has been, it has also taken up all his time and energy, and anyway the fortunes of the company are now somewhat in decline. Mr Golightly needs to rethink the whole operation. Choosing the perfect English village of Great Calne as his holiday destination, Mr Golightly has time to reconsider the dwindling appeal of the international bestseller which made Golightly Enterprises what it once was.
The great work needs to be modernised and Mr Golightly has the idea of re-conceiving the whole thing as a soap opera. Strangely, the story of the book seems to be being played out around him amongst the villagers of Great Calne. All very mysterious. Indeed there is mystery surrounding Mr Golightly too. Who is he? And what of the tragic story of his son's death?
In this bravura performance, Salley Vickers has written a novel which is at once, audacious, complex and very funny.