A Perfect Revenge: A Novel

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 384 pages
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From the author of The Inheritance and Secret Relations comes a Romeo and Juliet tale centering on a wonderful old English ancestral home that had once been a Cistercian abbey.

Almost a year on from the loss of their precious abbey, the Delancey family remains devastated. The abbey had been the uninterrupted home of Delanceys since the sixteenth century. To compound the insult, they have lost it to their archenemies: the family of their old gardener, Stanley Trafford---who was dismissed and evicted, along with his family, by Laura’s grandfather Edmund in 1947. But now Stanley’s son is a millionaire, intent on avenging his father. . . . Stanley Trafford and Edmund Delancey were boyhood friends. When both men married, just before the war, the couples became inseparable, with the two women---Hester and Effie---offering comfort to each other while their husbands fought in the same regiment. So what really happened on that fateful morning in 1947, to poison their friendship for nearly forty years? This magical story follows two warring families---the Traffords and the Delanceys---over the course of one devastating year, in which old secrets catch them up and turn everything upside down.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
Section 4
36
Section 5
50
Section 6
62
Section 7
72
Section 8
79
Section 19
191
Section 20
205
Section 21
218
Section 22
223
Section 23
234
Section 24
247
Section 25
260
Section 26
274

Section 9
94
Section 10
106
Section 11
118
Section 12
127
Section 13
135
Section 14
144
Section 15
154
Section 16
160
Section 17
165
Section 18
181
Section 27
295
Section 28
303
Section 29
322
Section 30
334
Section 31
346
Section 32
367
Section 33
372
Section 34
379
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About the author (2008)

Annabel Dilke is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter whose books have been shortlisted for numerous awards. She is the author of The Inheritance and Secret Relations. She lives in South London.

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