House of Trelawney

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The seat of the Trelawney family for over 800 years, Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. Each successive Earl spent with abandon, turning the house and grounds into a sprawling, extravagant palimpsest of wings, turrets and follies. But recent generations have been better at spending than making money. Now living in isolated penury, unable to communicate with each other or the rest of the world, the family are running out of options. Three unexpected events will hasten their demise: the sudden appearance of a new relation, an illegitimate, headstrong, beautiful girl; an unscrupulous American hedge fund manager determined to exact revenge; and the crash of 2008. A love story and social satire set in the parallel and seemingly unconnected worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance, ‘House of Trelawney’ is also the story of lost and found friendships between three women.

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‘Delights from start to finish’ Mail on Sunday‘Irresistible’ Guardian‘Sheer escapist bliss’ Nigella Lawson‘Pure joy’ India Knight, Sunday TimesShortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic FictionThe Earls of Trelawney have inhabited the same castle for 800 years – but recent generations have been better at spending than making money. Now living in isolated penury, unable to communicate with each other or the rest of the world, the family are running out of options. Three unexpected events will hasten their demise: the sudden appearance of a new relation, an illegitimate, headstrong, beautiful girl; an unscrupulous American hedge fund manager determined to exact revenge; and the crash of 2008.Deliciously escapist and gloriously funny, House of Trelawney is a novel about family and forgiveness, chaos and crisis – and finding yourself in the most unexpected ways.

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Weight 0.256 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

358

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K