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Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 1846553164
Language: English
Publisher: Harvill Secker; First Edition edition (2010)
Rating: 4.4
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Also by Nicholas Shakespeare. Western Australia, 1960. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the best English novelists of our time". Born in Worcester, England to diplomat John William Richmond Shakespeare and his wife Lalage Ann, daughter of the travel writer and journalist S. P. B. Mais, Shakespeare grew up in the Far East and in South America, including Brazil, where his father worked at the British Embassy between 1966 and 1969.

Inheritance by Nicholas Shakespeare. Frank Cottrell Boyce takes a rollercoaster ride with a blundering but 'lucky' man. Frank Cottrell Boyce. He first connects with his beautiful fiancée when he talks to her about his visit to Grand Forks – her tiny midwestern home town. Only much later does he realise that the town he visited was actually called Grand Falls and wasn't in the midwest at all. By then, though, he's engaged.

Nicholas Shakespeare. Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist . London, early May 1940: Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. Nicholas Shakespeare. A young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and falls for an East German girl who is only just beginning to wake up to the way her society is governed. Her situation touches him, but he is too frightened to help.

Andy Larkham is late. Nicholas Shakespeare can do no wrong in my eyes. He is due at the funeral of his favourite school. This superb tale of a chance inheritance going to the most likable young scally is superbly written; Shakespeare has human nature nailed down, and uses it perfectly. Dec 26, 2018 Liz Mellor rated it it was ok.

Inheritance Paperback – 1 Jul 2011. by Nicholas Shakespeare (Author). 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 are" (Sunday Telegraph). What would you do if you suddenly inherited e17,000,000? See all Product description.

Nicholas Shakespeare was born in Worcester in 1957 and grew up in the Far East and Latin America. He is a prize-winning novelist and biographer. His most recent book, Priscilla, draws on his talents in both genres. Библиографические данные.

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British . Last updated September 26, 2019. He was an author of travel books and guides, and had an informal style that made him popular with the general public.

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best English novelists of our time.

SHAKESPEARE'S sixth novel is concerned with the role played by chance in directing lives and determining happiness. PUBLISHED: 00:00, Fri, Jul 9, 2010. The protagonist Andy Larkham encounters good fortune and misfortune but historical circumstances are also portrayed as a form of chance – the cards you are dealt at birth. Unfortunately, Shakespeare’s tale is not absorbing enough to serve this theme well. Andy, late for the funeral of his favourite schoolteacher, finds himself sitting.

Inheritance is the fourth book in the Inheritance Cycle. It was released on November 8th, 2011. It ends with Inheritance" "Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider-was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

What would you do if you suddenly and unexpectedly inherited GBP17million? 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.
Comments (7)
What an amazing intriqueing story .I knew nothing about Armenia and its treatment from Turkey ......It was interesting watching the life and character of Christopher Madigan unfold.........I will never be able to attend a Funeral without a thought for Larkham....
A very special author who I would rate alongside RJ Ellory.
Disappointing. Hard to follow. Never could figure out the author's point.
I had problems with this book. I found many problems with the english. There was crazy yoda speak (to these emails he did not answer), mixed metaphors (you will not come within a hair's breadth of her) and rambling long sentences with lots of commas that made me hold my breath until I could see the point. As well as that there was the "hit you over the head imagery" ("I'm from Gundagai", he said as he spread vegemite on his toast.). All of these problems could have been saved if a decent editor had been employed. Other than that the "if I had a million" and the "refugee becomes mining magnate saga" plots were both too brief to have any real impact and his treatment of the female characters was rather odd. there was Andy's loser mother who could not keep her man, his fat sister who just needed a man to get her some medical treatment, Chris's evil wife/mother in law, the dense house keeper and Chris's overly impressional daughter with a bad memory. I don't know If I will hurry back to read this author again.
When I plucked this, my first Nicholas Shakespeare novel, from the Hamburg Library shelves, I wasn’t really thrilled about it, but the truth is I was under pressure to find books for my two-week vacay to Madeira. Even though the back cover blurb didn’t wow me, I let the cover reviews convince me. Besides, with an author named Shakespeare, how could I resist really? Pressure, endorsements, and a name…maybe not the best three reasons to choose a book, but in the end, I am glad they won out. For me, this was a good read that I didn’t put down until I was done.

First, I was pleasantly surprised by Inheritance’s plot. I expected a rather simplistic, uninspired story – boy gets money, goes wild, and screws up his life. Instead, my prediction was totally off base, and when Andy gets plunged into a mystery as he starts to unravel his benefactor’s life, the story becomes quite engrossing. The tale becomes not just Andy’s handling of his newfound wealth, but something much more complex, as the reader is transported along with Andy to back in time to discover the deceased’s past which coincide with historical events of a century earlier and a half a world away .

Secondly, I always admire an author who can widen my knowledge about something, but do so with a pen stroke so graceful I am hardly aware of the info I am absorbing is even more praiseworthy. Certainly, I had heard of the Turkish attempt in the early 20th century to wipe its Armenian population from the face of the earth, but my knowledge was sketchy at best. As Andy tries to patch together the life of the enigmatic man responsible for his sudden wealth, the reader is flashed back to witness the atrocities from this time. One learns, but the story is in no way overpowered by these events, as the author gives a clear-eyed, unstinting glimpse of the times. Thankfully, he does not allow events to hijack the story, make it too heavy and dark, or turn it into a boring history lesson no one wants. Instead, he expertly gives just enough to make the story fascinating, which made me want to find out more on my own. To me, that is high art.

This was an easy, absorbing read that I wholeheartedly recommend.
Andy Larkham is struggling: his employment at the self-help publisher Carpe Diem is going nowhere; his fiancée is about to move o; and he has debts but no money. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that he turns up late for the funeral of his favourite schoolteacher and mentor, Stuart Furnivall. Instead, Andy finds himself at the service for Christopher Madigan, a wealthy recluse who has decided to leave his estate to whoever turns up.

This chance attendance has unintended consequences for every aspect of Andy's life. What would you do if you inherited £17 million from a complete stranger simply by attending the wrong funeral? While Andy loses himself in the pursuit of spending money at first, he eventually becomes interested in the story of Christopher Madigan. Who was Christopher Madigan, where did his money come from and why didn't he leave it all to his only daughter Jeanine? In tracing Christopher Madigan's life and identity Andy finds himself on a journey which started in early twentieth century Turkey. With the assistance of friends and Madigan's former housekeeper, Andy finds out as much about himself as he does about Christopher Madigan.

`In every man is the history of all men.'

I enjoyed this novel. With its triumphs, and its tragedies, with its opportunities and opportunism, it's a reminder that character, like the iron ore that also appears in the story, frequently needs to be mined in order to be appreciated.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
What would you do if you unexpectedly inherited a massive amount of money? That's what happens to Andy Larkham, a struggling publisher in a dead-end job, laden with debts and a fiancée who's ready to move on.

After toying with - and dismissing - the idea of donating it to charity, Andy spends up large. He buys a wonderful apartment and an expensive car, splurges on his (somewhat resentful) family and friends, travels the world, finds a new girlfriend. But gradually he realizes that he's inherited more than just money. He's inherited the responsibility to understand the man who left him the inheritance, to "understand why it's [him] and not anyone else who's ended up with his money". Consequently a large part of the book is a story within the story, although the two connect in a very satisfying way.

Nicholas Shakespeare has a precise, almost pedantic writing style. Initially it's somewhat irritating to read, but then you get used to it. The story moves from 1950s Turkey though 1960s Australia to modern day London. It's a highly absorbing read with terrific characters.