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On a luxurious Balinese island, the charismatic tycoon Marcus Brand entertains his six godchildren. By the end of the weekend, secrets will be revealed that will change everybody's life, a climax to the web of lies and betrayals spun over the course of four decades. The Godchildren are Charlie Crieff - aristocratic Old Etonian, fascinated and enthralled by Marcus's wealth and who devotes his life to securing an inheritance; Mary Merrett - daughter of one of Marcus's business colleagues, her life is blighted by tragedy; Jamie Temple - feckless but utterly charming, he drifts from one job to another, crossing Marcus's path just once too often for comfort; Saffron Weaver - delicate and sensitive as well as stunningly beautiful, she is unaware of her power over men, and of Marcus's power over her; Abigail Schwartzman - insecure and gauche, she blames Marcus for the disaster of her life; Stuart Bolton - the working class son of Marcus's dead chauffeur, he is torn between admiration and hatred for his supremely successful, capitalist godfather. The story of the Godchildren is unputdownable.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 54mm | 1,038.73g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752811630
  • 9780752811635

About Nicholas Coleridge

Nicholas Coleridge is managing director of Conde Nast in Britain, the magazine publishing house that includes Vogue, Tatler, Houes & Garden and Vanity Fair. He has written two previous novels and lives in London. He is married with four children.show more

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LAUNCH PARTY at the MET BAR 18th February 6.30-8.30pm Coverage of Launch Party:Daily Telegraph Peterborough column 20 FebDaily Mail 'Nigel Dempster' 20 FebEvening Standard Londoner's Diary 19 Feb MAGAZINESVogue In article on Godparents, 11 JanVogue Review, MarchGQ Review, MarchGlamour Review, MarchTatler Review, MarchVanity Fair Review, MarchSainsbury's magazine Review, MarchConde Nast Traveller Review, MarchCountry Homes Review (date tbc)Management Today Review, FebruaryThe Lady Interview March issueWoman's Own Review & 10 copygiveawayPrivate Eye literary review diary story 22 FebPN Tim Manderson recommendationThe Hill magazine Review Godchildren cont:-PRESSYOU magazine First author article 17 FebDaily Telegraph Author article (18 Feb)Evening Standard Author article (date tbc)The Times 1st Interview 22 FebSunday Times Magazine 'Best of Times, Worst of Times' 24 FebSunday Times Style Author article 10 FebThe Times 'Play' Review (23 Feb)Daily Telegraph Review (date tbc)Sunday Telegraph Review (17 Feb)Daily Mail Review (15 Feb)Mail on Sunday Review (date tbc)The Express Review (date tbc)The Mirror Review 15 FebEvening Standard review(11/2)Observer 'Loafer's Guide' (17 Feb)The Scotsman Review (16 Feb)Banbury Gshow more

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210 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 24% (50)
4 41% (86)
3 27% (56)
2 7% (15)
1 1% (3)
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