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Inheritance

Inheritance

From Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Jenny Eclair comes her heartbreaking new novel.

In deepest Cornwall, the mansion Kittiwake has seen many pass through its doors since it was bought by American heiress Peggy Carmichael seventy years ago.

Over the decades, the keys have been handed down through the family, and now it belongs to Bel’s adoptive brother, Lance. It’s where he’ll be celebrating his 50th birthday, and Bel is invited.

But in going back to Kittiwake, Bel will be returning to the place where it all began – where, following the death of a child, a sequence of events was set in motion years ago, the consequences of which are still rippling down through the generations…

Praise for Jenny Eclair:

Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed’ Independent

‘An absolute page-turner of a story’ Judy Finnigan

‘Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting’ Daily Mail
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 3rd September 2020

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780751567038

Reviews

As you'd expect from Eclair, there's plenty of humour, some very dark. But what might surprise is the achingly poignant sadness of some of the characters, who are incredibly well drawn. An absolutely brilliant read
Sunday Mirror
Inheritance, by one of our favourite comedians, Jenny Eclair . . . centres on an old Cornish mansion named Kittiwake . . . Intrigue, romance and mystery, all delivered with Jenny's trademark wit
My Weekly
She has firmly established herself as an author who delivers big emotional reads. Read it for the dramatic twists that will keep you riveted and for Eclair's tongue-in-cheek humour
Good Housekeeping
Oh my God, this book! I DEVOURED it! By comedian Jenny Eclair . . . It is SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling. I loved Jenny's last book Moving but this is in another league . . . I recommend it HIGHLY
Marian Keyes
I truly LOVED this book. Jenny Eclair said one of her favourite sub genres of literature is "posh people behaving badly" and this absolutely delivers. Smart, heart-breaking, moving and captivating with plenty of deliciously waspish social commentary
Daisy Buchanan
Jenny Eclair once again kept me glued to the page with Inheritance. Such a brilliant writer, so sharp and yet so forgiving. The heir of my writing goddess Elizabeth Taylor, and I don't say that lightly
Alex Marwood
A riveting page-turning family saga
Anneka Rice
Very much enjoyed INHERITANCE by Jenny Eclair. It is witty as you might expect but it's much much more . . . an ambitious, epic saga that has kept me gripped for three days. It's a tragedy as much as a comedy and I have bloody loved it
Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)
I was gripped
Daily Mail