A Hidden Life

CD - unabridged
(14 CDs)
Product Number: CX204
Released: 01 Nov, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407427706
Narrator(s): Maggie Mash
Publisher: W F Howes
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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.

Author(s): Adele Geras
Genre: Saga, Romance
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2008

Professional reviews

"'A Hidden Life by Adele Geras shows that the romantic novel is alive and well. It has a vindictive family will, affairs galore, long-lost relations appearing out of the woodwork and, above all, the good characters being rewarded and the morally suspect getting their just desserts.' THE BOOKSELLER 'A great story, very skilfully told.' THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'Maggie Mash has done it again. She has caught exactly the tone and spirit of my book. Hearing it read like this is a real treat.' ADELE GERAS"

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