The Dallancy Bequest

The Dallancy Bequest

by Tessa Barclay
     
 

The compelling new romantic novel from one of Britain's best-loved storytellers Laura Wainwright works as a genealogist near Oxford, in partnership with her father Ronald, a former teacher whose recent divorce and growing deafness have made him increasingly bitter and difficult. When Laura receives an enquiry from a Canadian named Neil Crandel, in England to…  See more details below

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The compelling new romantic novel from one of Britain's best-loved storytellers Laura Wainwright works as a genealogist near Oxford, in partnership with her father Ronald, a former teacher whose recent divorce and growing deafness have made him increasingly bitter and difficult. When Laura receives an enquiry from a Canadian named Neil Crandel, in England to investigate his forebears, her professional curiosity is aroused ? not least because the only clues Neil can offer to his origins are a few ancient photographs and a piece of lace which turns out to have been bought by a wealthy nineteenth-century manufacturer, George Dallancy, for his daughter Marianne. As Laura investigates, it becomes clear that it is Marianne who is at the heart of this story. Together Laura and Neil unravel the threads of a complicated family history, whilst at the same time dealing with the modern-day problems of Laura's father, and his infatuation with an ambitious lawyer, Kim. As the weeks pass, Laura, still smarting from a recent unhappy love affair, find herself increasingly drawn to the unassuming Canadian . . .

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Library Journal
Barclay offers intrigue, romance, and more in this story within a story. Genealogist Laura Wainwright takes on a job helping a man find his past based on only the most rudimentary of clues. As the mystery of his ancestors unravels, she begins to feel more and more drawn to him. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727861818
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author


Tessa Barclay is the bestselling author of over forty novels and one of the most popular writers in the UK. Previous titles by this well-loved author include The Champagne Girls, The Precious Gift, The Saturday Girl, Other People's Dreams and, from Severn House, Starting Over and A Lovely Illusion. She has also just published the first two novels of a new series of crime novels, Farewell Performance and A Better Class of Person.

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