by Evelyn Waugh
In BriefFrom the moment Charles Ryder encounters the beautiful and exotic Sebastian Flyte in 1920s Oxford, he is unable to resist the lure of magnificent Brideshead Castle or its troubled inhabitants. His entanglement with the aristocratic, Catholic Flyte family will play out over two decades and change him forever.
Why you should read itThis is an evocative, sensuous, highly entertaining and amusing novel, but one whose deeply serious underlying theme will lead you to ponder the nature of relationships, as well as the meaning of religious faith. Evelyn Waugh's most celebrated work explores the many ways in which human beings love each other, and the very varied ways in which they may also love, and fear, God.