Waffles and champagne

The Last September - Elizabeth Bowen

A group of rich people cling on to their privilege as the Irish troubles reach crisis point. I didn't enjoy Bowen's overly descriptive style and I couldn't sympathise with any of the characters. Others have enjoyed it and Susan Hill raved about it (which was why I picked it up), but it was not in any shape or form written for me, a working class left-winger with a deep mistrust and loathing of aristocracy.