Next of Kin (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
640
Utgivningsdatum
2012-09-13
Upplaga
Reissue.
Förlag
Black Swan
Dimensioner
199 x 132 x 42 mm
Vikt
446 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780552777407
Next of Kin (häftad)

Next of Kin

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1936: London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic descendent of a wealthy land-owning family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will. For Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: find GBP50,000 by Christmas - or find yourself six feet under. So when Owen discovers that he has been cut out of the will in favour of his beautiful cousin Stella, it is time to prove just how cunning he can be... And Owen is nothing if not inventive - even a royal crisis can provide the means for profit. And for murder...
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A narrative pace that never flags, a solid cast of characters, a vividly imagined recreation of period * The Irish Times * A moving and insightful book... stylistically fluent and engages the reader with every word * Irish Independent *

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John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers' Week. His novels are published in over fifty languages.