Amanda Craig

Getting Pantis in a Twist

The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid

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This is the latest addition to the subgenre of ‘Brexlit’, or fiction inspired by Brexit. Marina Lewycka’s characters are a quartet whose actions are summed up by the words of the title. The gorgeous, septuagenarian George Pantis, whose Greek heritage was one of the factors that inspired him to vote Leave, his younger, left-wing wife, Rosie, their son, Sid (actually christened Poseidon), and George’s mistress, Brenda, are all caught up in a financial caper as ‘the immense shock that has been rattling the country’ reverberates through the family.

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