Novel set in Sri Lanka
The Glass Class
Location(s): Athens, Calderdale, Snowdonia, Spetses
Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Thriller
Era(s): Late 1970s
Close friends gather at the graveside of the most favoured of this group of privileged young people. Readers discover than Rosalind who has been jilted in favour of her cousin Lucinda, now the widow must suffer the indignity of seeing her husband William comfort the widow. Set mostly in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, the discovery of a family tree draws attention to the history of the area but this family tree also highlights an extraordinary relationship which turns the book into a thriller, or is it a murder mystery or perhaps multiple murders? Holidays in Snowdonia, death on the pig-track up Snowdon, and later in Athens and Spetses in Greece throw up the hazards of a ‘silver-spoon’ existence; marital affairs, a dying textile trade, journalism and of alcoholism. Focusing on life in late seventies, the Glass Class are clearly finding it difficult to party.
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