A Hidden Life

by Adele Geras

Family Drama Modern and Classic 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.

A Hidden Life Synopsis

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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A Hidden Life Press 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

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ISBN: 9780752893310
Publication date: 12/06/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752872582
Publication date: 08/08/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752893310
Publication date: 12th June 2008
Author: Adele Geras
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
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About 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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