We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
FROM THE CREATOR OF DOWNTON ABBEY and BELGRAVIA

‘A gloriously funny ride through modern times’ Evening Standard

Damian Baxter is very, very rich. But he has but one concern, which is becoming more urgent at the weeks go by: who should inherit his fortune.

A letter from an ex-girlfriend suggests that, as a young man, Damian may have fathered a child, but the letter is anonymous.

Finding the truth will not be easy – and the only man who Damian can turn to for help also happens to be his sworn enemy…

‘A must-read’ Sunday Express
‘An elegant satire, it offers an entertaining commentary on our times and a heartfelt lament for a kinder, more courteous Britain’ Tatler
‘A witty take on the world as it was and is now’ Woman & Home

Reviews

Guaranteed page turners don't come much better than Past Imperfect...witty, intelligent and elegantly written
SUNDAY HERALD
This delightful comedy of manners from a master of social satire is perceptive, acute and ultimately very poignant.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE