By Robert Aickman
'Griselda de Reptonville didn't comprehend what love was once until eventually she joined certainly one of Mrs. Hatch's recognized residence events at Beams, and there met Leander...'
The overdue Breakfasters (1964) used to be the only novel Robert Aickman released in his lifetime. Its heroine Griselda is invited to a grand state apartment the place a political accumulating is to be addressed via the top Minister, by means of an All occasion Dance. waiting for little, Griselda as an alternative meets the affection of her lifestyles. yet their fledgling closeness is cruelly curtailed, and for Griselda existence then turns into a quest to recapture the wholeness and happiness she felt all too briefly.
'Those, if any, who desire to understand extra approximately me' - Aickman wrote in 1965 - 'should plunge underneath the frivolous floor of The overdue Breakfasters.' beginning as a comedy of manners, its playful seriousness slowly fades into an elegiac version at the nice Greek delusion of thwarted love.