Our Mutual Friend
A sophisticated mystery, a love story and a tale of the corruptive power of wealth.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NICK HORNBY
John Harmon returns to England after years in exile to claim his inheritance: a great fortune and a beautiful young woman to whom he is betrothed, but has never met. When Harmon's body is pulled out of the Thames, all of London is fascinated by the mystery of the murdered man and his unclaimed riches. Scavengers, social-climbers, lawyers and teachers, a money-lender and a dolls-dressmaker, men and women both honest and villainous, will all become embroiled in this tale of love and obsession, death and rebirth.
Praise for Our Mutual Friend
I love all of DickensJo Brand
I would always prefer to go get another Dickens off the shelf than pick up a new book by someone I've not read yetDonna Tartt
He's a marvellous writer ... He's very, very goodWilliam Trevor