Family PoliticsL A Novel by John O'Farrell


Penguin Random House
14 March 2024

ll across Britain, a generation of grown-up children are graduating from university, moving back in to their old bedrooms and showing their gratitude by berating their parents for their out-of-date politics.

But for proud and high-profile left-wingers Emma and Eddie Hughes, the return of their only child is a far greater challenge than they ever could have anticipated. Young Dylan had warned them there was something personal he needed to tell them, but nothing could have prepared his right-on parents for the shocking revelation he delivers. Their son is a Conservative.

John O’Farrell’s highly popular family novels such as May Contain Nuts or The Best A Man Can Get meet the razor-sharp political satire of Things Can Only Get Better in this hilarious and warm-hearted antidote to our divided times. Read it and pass it on to that annoying relative who votes the other way.

Praise for John O'Farrell

'John O’Farrell couldn’t be unfunny if he tried’ Alan Johnson
‘Razor sharp and warm-hearted’ Sainsbury's Magazine
'He writes women so well. He writes funny women even better' Angela Barnes
'More laugh-out-loud gags than the Tory Party has had recent leadership campaigns' Big Issue
'Britain’s greatest comedy writer' Will Gompertz, former BBC Arts and Culture correspondent
‘A touch of self-deprecation and a sense of humour… John O’Farrell has these qualities in spades’ Guardian
‘If everyone read this book the country would be a far better place. I laughed, I cried, I loved it’ Jim Down

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