Every day is mother's day
Hilary Mantel's superb story of suburban mayhem and revenge is sharp, merciless and unerringly hilarious.
Barricaded inside their house filled with festering rubbish, unhealthy smells and their secrets, the Axon family baffle Isabel Field, the latest in a long line of social workers.
Isabel has other problems too: a randy, untrustworthy father and a slackly romantic lover, Colin Sidney, history teacher to unresponsive yobs and father of a parcel of horrible children.
With all this to worry about, how can Isabel begin to understand what is going on in the Axon household?