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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 compulsive listening.show more

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  • Audio cassette
  • 109 x 140 x 35mm | 239g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 0752852876
  • 9780752852874

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'Chelesa and City blockbuster superbly read by Simon Russell Beale, it is one of the best escapist reads I've had in a long while' INDEPENDENT 'unashamedly enjoyable blockbuster' DISABILITY TIMESshow more

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. Simon Russell Beale has starred on stage, screen and TV and has been in numerous roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company. He has won the Lawrence Olivier Theatre Award 3 times and in 2003 was appointed a CBE. His most recent stage success was as King Arthur in the highly acclaimed Monty Python's Spamalot. Other audio titles include Orion's Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon.show more

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2 7% (15)
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