A hidden life / Adèle Geras.
By: Geras, Adèle.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Orion, 2007Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0752872583 (hbk.); 9780752872582 (hbk.); 0752872591 (pbk.); 9780752872599 (pbk.).Subject(s): Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Inheritance and succession | Family secrets -- Fiction | Family relations -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Contemporary fiction. | General fiction.
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When Constance Barrington dies, she leaves behind a wealthy estate and a complex family network. But when the whole family gathers to hear her last will and testament, they are in for a terrible shock. Constance - possessed of a long memory and a spiteful disposition - altered her will shortly before her death. The new provisions are far from fair; some benefit hugely and others hardly at all. Constance's granddaughter, Louise, is bequeathed the copyright for her late grandfather's novels (barely remembered, long-since out of print and valuable only as a reminder of the man she loved). It is a paltry inheritance and one that comes to symbolise the inequity at the heart of the Barrington family.
Soon, old family feuds and long-hidden resentments come to the surface - and with them, secrets start to emerge. But it is through Louise's inheritance - those dusty, long-forgotten books - that the most explosive secret of all will come to light, bringing with it a very different future for her and the rest of the family.
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