August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien


Banned in several countries upon first publication in the mid-sixties, ‘August is a Wicked Month’ is a simmering tale of a woman rediscovering herself on the French Riviera. Separated from her husband and with her young son away, Ellen leaves behind the loneliness of London for a new life of excitement and sexual freedom: a ‘jaunt into iniquity’ on the gorgeous French Riviera.

However, she soon discovers that independence blurs into loneliness, especially when she receives some heartbreaking news …