A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch

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Chosen by Jo

A 1961 satirical, and sometimes farcical, novel about marriage, adultery and incest within a group of civilised and educated people.

© “The characters in this book are unpleasant, their morals questionable and their actions immoral, Martin Lynch-Gibbon especially. But somehow that made for a more beguiling read and though the cast infuriated me they enchanted me, too. A timeless and immensely enjoyable novel where the web of lies and deceit has been expertly spun.” – Rachel


Published 1961
Chatto and Windus
251 pages


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