What would you do if you suddenly inherited £17 million?
What would you do if you suddenly and unexpectedly inherited £17million?
This is what happens to Andy Larkham, recently jilted lover, and resentfully underpaid publishing minion. Arriving late to the funeral of his favourite schoolteacher, he ends up in the wrong chapel with one other mourner, too embarrassed to leave. Pressured to sign the register, little does he realise what effect that signature will have upon his life.
The extraordinary story that follows tells of one man's failed love, the temptations of unanticipated wealth, the secrets of damaged families and the price of being true to oneself. It is a romance for our times.
Praise for Inheritance
One of our best and truest novelistsThe Times
Enviably goodLouis de Bernières, Sunday Times
Thoughtful and beautifully observed... Never predictable, this novel combines a remarkable narrative force with the lightest of touches. A book to savour and pass onEconomist
Utterly absorbing and enjoyable...a romance which moves with assurance from wild improbability to a reconciliation with things as they may truly beScotsman
Completely riveting and very funny indeed. Shakespeare at his empathetic best, as he mines the fragile seam of our desire to be loved for who we areSunday Telegraph
A tremendous and captivating writerIndependent
So full of surprises that even to start describing it you have to give a few away...compellingSunday Times
A novel of scintillating brilliance... a modern myth of good and evil... GrippingMetro
A dissection of the emotional fissures that tear families apartMail on Sunday
A sort of historical treatise follows, one that is devoid of the kind of colourful details which abound in stereotypical lottery daydreams, but which nevertheless endears the reader to Andy and his cause, and sets up an enticing conclusion'Sunday Business Post
The novel...is thoughtful and beautifully written, examining lost lives, chances and choices'Daily Mail