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Good Behaviour

Good Behaviour

Behind the gates of Temple Alice the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family sinks into a state of decaying grace. To Aroon St Charles, large and unlovely daughter of the house, the fierce forces of sex, money, jealousy and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behaviour. But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St Charles family from their own unruly and inadmissible desires.

About the Author

Molly Keane

Molly Keane was born in July 1904 in Ballyrankin, Ireland.  She wrote her first book, The Knight of Cheerful Countenance, at the age of seventeen under the pseudonym M J Farrell and published 10 other books under this pen name. These books include The Rising Tide (1931), Two Days in Aragon (1937), and Loving Without Tears (1951).  Her novel, Good Behaviour (1981), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was televised in 1983.  She died in April, 1996.