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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312361518384 Pages
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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.
Alice awoke early on her wedding day and, through her flimsy curtains, sensed stillness and brilliance, and knew that her mother's prayers had been answered.
From the depths of the house she could hear the grumpy...