A Divided Inheritance

A Divided Inheritance

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~ London 1609 ~Elspet Leviston's greatest ambition is to continue the success of her father Nathaniel's lace business. But her dreams are thrown into turmoil with the arrival of her mysterious cousin Zachary Deane - who has his own designs on Leviston's Lace.Zachary is a dedicated swordsman with a secret past that seems to invite trouble. So Nathaniel sends him on a Grand Tour, away from the distractions of Jacobean London. Elspet believes herself to be free of her hot-headed relative but when Nathaniel dies her fortunes change dramatically. She is forced to leave her beloved home and go in search of Zachary - determined to claim back from him the inheritance that is rightfully hers.Under the searing Spanish sun, Elspet and Zachary become locked in a battle of wills. But these are dangerous times and they are soon embroiled in the roar and sweep of something far more threatening, sending them both on an unexpected journey of discovery which finally unlocks the true meaning of family . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 38mm | 419.99g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 033054344X
  • 9780330543446
  • 1,078,966

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'Women's Fiction at its best' History and Women 'Beautifully written' Freda Lightfoot 'Swift, who understands the power of details, shows a side of London that is rarely seen in historical fiction ... a compelling and often heartbreaking story' Ann Weisgarber, Orange Shortlisted author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree 'Riveting narrative' For the Love of Books 'Utterly captivating' Karen Maitland, author of The Owl Killers
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About Deborah Swift

Deborah Swift used to work in the theatre and at the BBC as a set and costume designer, before studying for an MA in Creative Writing in 2007. She lives in a beautiful area of Lancashire near the Lake District National Park.
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76 ratings
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4 38% (29)
3 18% (14)
2 12% (9)
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