POP a cork and settle blissfully down with this utterly addictive family saga. Beginning in 1937, you enter the enviable world of a family whose boys attend public schools, girls have governesses, maids slave and cooks sweat. At Home Place, a farmhouse in the Sussex countryside, the family converges annually for two months of summer jollity. Yet, each character wrestles with agonies. Adultery, heartache, child abuse, lesbianism, frigidity… as lives intertwine. A child unloved by her stepmother, a cheating husband, a dutiful spinster daughter – all unaware their lifestyle will vanish with the coming war.