Brat Farrar: 1800 Headwords

Brat Farrar: 1800 Headwords

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'You look exactly like him! You can take the dead boy's place and no one will ever know the difference. You'll be rich for life!' And so the plan was born. At first Brat Farrar fought against the idea; it was criminal, it was dangerous. But in the end he was persuaded, and a few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune. The Ashby family seemed happy to welcome Patrick home, but Brat soon realized that somewhere there was a time-bomb ticking away, waiting to explode ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 10.2mm | 117.94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0194230589
  • 9780194230582

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What happens when orphaned Brat Farrar impersonates long dead Patrick Ashby and gains his inheritance makes an effortlessly suave tale of the unmasking of murder. Faultlessly coached, Brat wins his new family - all save Patrick's twin, Simon. He meets the threats of accidental death safely, learns the truth of young Patrick's death and faces the choice of disgracing the Ashbys or himself. There is melodrama for the climax of an expert English production which combines humor, charm and pleasant people. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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