After repeated lockdowns, many of us might feel like we have seen quite enough of our family for one lifetime.
But books about family life can still be some of the most enjoyable, charming and comforting during these strange and uncertain times.
Here, Irish author Marian Keyes, who has penned several books taking on modern women and family life, gives us her top five.
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The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
This seems the obvious first choice. Five novels, following the lives and loves of an upper middle-class English family, the Cazalets is both panoramic and exquisitely detailed. The books begin in 1937 and finish in 1956 and have countless devoted fans.
Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent
Sibling rivalry? Dysfunctional relationships? A mysterious death? Step this way! This dark, grim, thrillingly honest book about three brothers and their manipulative mother is unputdownable. It might also make you feel that your own family isn’t that bad, actually.