I really wish I had written this book. It's a tragi-comedy set in Ireland after the First World War. A real work of craftsmanship, where the heroine is also the narrator, yet has no idea what is going on. You read it with mounting horror and hilarity as you begin to grasp her delusionHilary Mantel
I have read and re-read Molly Keane more, I think, than any other writer. Nobody else can touch her as a satirist, tragedian, and dissector of human behaviour. I love all her books, but Good Behaviour and Loving and Giving are the ones I return to mostMaggie O'Farrell
EDNA O'BRIEN, OBSERVER ** 'May well become a classic among English novelsNEW YORK TIMES ** 'The very best of Anglo-Irish writingâ??
BOOKSELLER ** 'A fine novel, wickedly aliveVICTORIA GLENDINNING, SUNDAY TIMES ** 'Enchantingâ??