The Inheritance

A Novel

Annabel Dilke

St. Martin's Press

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A sweeping, modern tale of love, betrayal, and decline among the British aristocracy.  

At their magnificent estate, the Chandlers cling to the trappings of aristocracy in 1960s England. Beautiful eighteen-year-old Alice is marrying the heir to another fortune and her sister Eve has won a place at Oxford. But their charmed lives are not all they seem. Alice is having an affair with a handsome but disreputable lover. Her father is a philanderer whose chronic infidelity pushes his wife Felicity into the arms of another man. And Eve's academic future is cut short by an act of betrayal. Nearly forty years later, Felicity remembers that long-ago wedding day when their lives changed forever.

Wonderfully sympathetic, funny and beguiling, Annabel Dilke's The Inheritance is the story of an unusual family and very unexpected twists of fate. Intensely human and brilliantly drawn, it will shock, delight and completely seduce you.

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"Charming, delicious, irresistible, Annabel Dilke's characters are wonderfully eccentric, beautifully drawn and very real. When I finished the book I was sorry to leave them." -Santa Montefiore, author of THE SWALLOW AND THE HUMMINGBIRD

"If it's fiction you're really after, you could do no better than Annabel Dilke's THE INHERITANCE....It's not easy being rich, beautiful and privileged. It is easy to read such a well-written book about it." -BOOKSELLER (UK)

"A splendidly observed tale of love and infidelity in which each character reaches out for their own share of happiness." -WOMAN & HOME (UK)

"Constantly shifting the point of view from that of a character who knows everything but tells very little to another who may know less but reveals more, [Dilke] makes the reader interpret their denials and half-truths as though living among them. All the relationships in the novel are as painful as they are believable....A compelling psychological drama." -Times Literary Supplement (UK)

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Annabel Dilke

Annabel Dilke is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter whose books have been shortlisted for numerous awards. THE INHERITANCE is her first book published in the United States. She lives in South London.

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The Inheritance
A Novel
Annabel Dilke

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St. Martin's Press
October 2006
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ISBN: 9781466829978
ISBN10: 1466829974
384 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
October 2006
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ISBN: 9780312361518
ISBN10: 0312361513
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$22.99
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