The Lie of the Land
Tuesday, April 14 | 2:00pm | No Charge | Houghton Room
Author: Amanda Craig
Quentin and Lottie Bredin are forced by the recession and the loss of their jobs to leave a gilded metropolitan life in London to rent a damp, dingy farmhouse in Devon. Lottie’s teenage son, Xan, has missed the grades for his offer from Cambridge and gets a zero-hours contract working at a pie factory, while his little sisters are enrolled at the village school. All are in shock in this strange new existence, where voting for UKIP (the UK Independence Party, a far-right political party) and shooting foxes is normal; unlike their neighbors they have no idea what happened in their new home a year ago to make the rent so low.