The Inheritance: A Novel

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Macmillan, 2004 - Fiction - 371 pages
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In an aristocratic world of old money and grand houses, one family learns the painful cost of keeping dark secrets Marvelous novel....every word rings true. Rosamunde Pilcher, author of Coming Home At their magnificent estate, the Chandlers cling fiercely 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 Eves 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.


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Edgerton is "the inheritance" of the title, a magnificent estate that has been in the Chandler family for 400 years. The present master is Harry Chandler, charming, handsome, and a serial philanderer ... Read full review

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There were a few funny scenes in this book and I did enjoy reading it. But I also found it rather sad because it reminded me a little of a family that I do know, and how some families are so afraid of being true to themselves and honest with each other that they end up hurting themselves. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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