Everything you need to understand or teach Never Mind by Aubyn, Edward St..
Never Mind, by Edward St. Aubyn, is the first book in the Patrick Melrose series of novels. The book takes place in the 1960s, when Patrick Melrose is five years old. His father, David Melrose, is highly abusive, and his mother, Eleanor Melrose, is an alcoholic. The Melroses are members of upper-class British society, as are their friends, and the novel examines the cruelty that underlies this social stratum. The novel explores themes of abuse, privilege, identity, class, and trauma.