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What would you do if you suddenly inherited GBP17,000,000? An entertaining and poignant story of betrayal and redemption from one of our most-respected writers.

About the Author

Nicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His novels have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, Snowleg and The Dancer Upstairs, which was chosen by the American Libraries Association in 1997 as the year's best novel, and in 2001 was made into a film of the same name by John Malkovich. His most recent novel is Secrets of the Sea. He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.


"One of our best and truest novelists" * The Times *
"Enviably good" -- Louis de Bernieres * Sunday Times *
"It's an utterly absorbing and enjoyable novel, one so engaging that you find yourself willing it to end happily. It is a Romance which moves with assurance from wild improbability to a reconciliation with things as they may truly be." * Scotsman *

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