As the years pass and a coalition government takes office, Buzzy's fortunes rise and the elder Howes' lives threaten to unravel. But do the civilising possibilities of art involve enlarging Buzzy's romantic ambitions, or revealing their moral complacency? And could meek and gentle Henry, having angered his family by going to work for the political enemy, turn out to be steelier than anyone thought?
Barbarians is a fresh, contemporary debut about love, art and politics, told with a 19th century sensibility. If you enjoyed Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty, Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up! or Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It, then Tim Glencross's Barbarians is for you.
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The author of this cracking contemporary satire has worked as a speechwriter for a shadow minister and he describes a closed, privileged world with superb assurance . . . He can also be extremely funny . . . A dazzling debut.The Times
an engaging and often impressive debut, and Glencross feels like a writer to watch. Sunday Times