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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 - the aristocratic Old Etonian, who's fascinated and enthralled by Marcus's wealth and who devotes his life to securing an inheritance; Mary Merrett - the 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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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 53.34mm | 884.5g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752811649
  • 9780752811642

About Nicholas Coleridge

Nicholas Coleridge is managing director of Conde Nast in Britain, the magazine publishing house that includes VOGUE, TATLER, HOUSE & 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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