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A Dubious Legacy

by Mary Wesley

A Dubious Legacy Synopsis

Henry Tillotson, a generous, genial man who inherited his father's philanthropic attitude along with his beautiful house, rescues Margaret from a disastrous marriage in Egypt and brings her home to the West Country as his new wife. On the threshold she gives him a black eye and retires straight to bed where she remains, apart from the occasional malevolent outburst, for the rest of her life. Over the years two young couples become regular if uneasy houseguests, listening, speculating, keeping a watchful eye on Margaret's door until finally, piecing together the gossip, the rumours, the mystery, they find themselves and their children thoroughly tangled in the web of Henry's life...

A Dubious Legacy Press Reviews

Wesley's books are a delight...a beautifully crafted tale, very sexy, very funny, I just didn't want it to end * Sunday Times (Perth) * Lively and entertaining * The Times * Wesley breezes along with customary grace and nonchalance, sniping maliciously at her characters while giving them a more or less good time * Financial Times * Mary Wesley does it again, only more so... She marches straight into her tale, intriguing from the beginning, keeping up a pace that rarely slackens * Literary Review * Mary Wesley takes you by the hand and you follow wherever she takes you -- Kate Kellaway * Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099513049
Publication date: 3rd January 2008
Author: Mary Wesley
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office. Although she initially fulfilled her parent's expectations in marrying an aristocrat she then scandalised them when she divorced him in 1945 and moved in with the great love of her life, Eric Siepmann. The couple married in 1952, once his wife had finally been persuaded to divorce him. She used to comment that her 'chief claim to fame is arrested development, getting my first novel [Jumping the Queue] published at the age of seventy'. She ...

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