I didn't really like this book all that much. I don't know...maybe I just don't get British humor.
I liked the concept enough: A young man throws a housewarming party for his neighbors, all who have their own story to tell. Three college roommates, a reunited elderly couple, a recently divorcee who want to drink herself to death, a history phanatic, and the care taker and his wife. Intertwined in the story our the new neighbors. Tigerlily and her husband / brother / uncle (no one is quite sure!) The stories were interesting enough, but in the end, I didn't really care all that much what happened to any of the characters...which is probably good considering many of them did not even life to see the end of the book.