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London of the 1880s: The Forsyte family is gathered – gloves, waistcoats, feathers and frocks – to celebrate the engagement of young June Forstye to an architect, Philip Bosinney. The family are intrigued but wary of this stranger in their midst, who they nickname ‘the Buccaneer’. Amongst those present are Soames Forsyte and his beautiful wife Irene – his most prized possession. With that meeting a chain of heartbreaking and tragic events is set in motion that will split the family to the very core…

Reviews

Praise for THE FORSYTE SAGA: 'An immortal achievement...it is, at all levels, readability itself
Financial Times
Just because they were set in a world of frock-coats and ornate drawing rooms, we should not be blind to their modern dilemmas... the satire is sharp, the dialogue, elegant and witty, and the characterisation - dazzling
Scotsman
THE FORSYTE SAGA was such a cracking good story...compulsive, as well as very modern and outrageous
Sunday Times
Still a terrific read, a satisfying, long, absorbing family story...which knocks spots off its pale imitators
Susan Hill
The books I most wish I'd written
Penny Vincenzi