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A Hidden Life by Adele Geras
  

A Hidden Life

Family Drama   Literary Fiction   
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A spell-binding novel exploring the conflicts that lie at the heart of a family, as the last Will of Constance Barrington shocks the gathered members. This really is tremendous stuff, few family sagas come better than this, so just sit back and be compulsively enthralled.

Comparison: Jojo Moyes, Rosamund Pilcher, Kate Morton.

If you like Adele Geras you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Jane Howard, Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy.

Synopsis

A Hidden Life by Adele Geras

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.

Reviews

'I love books about books. I love books with interesting plots and well-written dialog that makes you want to read without interruption. A Hidden Life has all of this. I encourage everyone to read it!' EX LIBRIS

'A great story, very skilfully told' GOOD BOOK GUIDE

'Always a joy to read, Geras conjures up potent family dramas with a degree of perception and wit that lifts her novels to another level.' AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY

About the Author

Adele Geras

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem in 1944. Her first book appeared in 1976, since when she has published 80 books for children and young adults. She is the mother of two daughters, and lives with her husband in Manchester.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th June 2008

Author

Adele Geras

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Author's Website

www.adelegeras.com/
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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction


ISBN

9780752893310

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