After The Party

Cressida Connolly

Well-written and carefully thought, it wears its research lightly yet packs a very powerful punch. It is outstandingly good. Passivity as a route to damnation, the devastating consequences of political naivety, the puncturing of complacency, all set in a comfortable middle-class 1930s England of dinner parties, bossy sisters, holiday camps … What could possibly go wrong?

It is wrong, all wrong…