?The bad blood had missed a generation. You?re just like your grandfather, my mother said.? Blood trickles down through every generation, seeps into every marriage. An international bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Biography Award, Bad Blood is a tragicomic memoir of one woman?s escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post?World War II Britain and the story of three generations of a family?its triumphs and its darkest secrets. With wit and a dose of self-deprecating humor, Sage?s prose brings to life in vivid detail a period?the 1940s and 1950s?that continues to influence and shape society in the twenty-first century. As a portrait of a family and a young girl?s place in it, Bad Blood is unsurpassed.