The Lubetkin Legacy is another mad sprawling story from Marina Lewycka. Berthold lives with his elderly mother in Madeley Court, a tower block built by the celebrated architect Lubetkin. She is adamant that Berthold should not lose the flat when she dies so he enlists Inna, his mother's neighbour in the hospital ward in a madcap scheme to impersonate his mother so he can inherit the tenancy. Intertwined with Berthold's story is that of Violet, a young woman temporarily living in the flat next door who has just started a job with a large insurance firm. These two threads mingle, but never completely cohere - it does feel a bit like there are two separate books trying to get out.
It's a rambling farce of a story, populated by characters from every corner of the globe. Underlying it all though is a thread of anger - at the bedroom tax, at benefit sanctions, about corruption, zero hours contracts, the exploitation of the poor.
It's all quite bonkers and great fun, but it's also a bit rambling and confused. Good, but not her best.