04 February 2010
Inheritance ~ Nicholas Shakespeare
Recommended by the lovely Camilla
Great coincidences and a great cad.
The hero, Andy, gets an unexpected windfall ... he accidentally turns up at a funeral where the deceased has stipulated that his estate be split between attendees ... and he is the only one there!
The author found a good way of revealing a family's history in a story within a story. A poor man does good, a broken heart, a charismatic conman, a determined young Galahad ... all the cliches and all the coincidences you can poke a stick at ... but it all comes together in a readable narrative.
Nothing great but it keeps your attention.
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