Bought 30 Dec 1994

Iris Murdoch is at the height of her powers in this wonderful portrait of Ennistone, the spa town that goes a bit mad every now and then.  Full of linked characters and families (making it reminiscent of Middlemarch in my opinion) and with the excellent invisible narrator N, this is my favourite IM novel still, I think.  I have re-read this one a number of times and remembered it well, wlthough I had events in a slightly different order.