By Nicholas Coleridge
From one of many sharpest observers of the trendy scene, comes this witty, clever, and impossible to resist novel within the culture of Gosford Park and Snobs.
A guy of wealth and privilege, Anthony Anscombe has every thing he may perhaps ever wish: a ravishing kin property, enviable social status, and a fascinating inheritance. yet with all of his funds and privilege, Anthony nonetheless has an aching hope for something: the precise fit. working headlong into marriage is Anthony's forte…and his maximum weak spot.
As Anthony surveys Winchford Priory, his appealing Elizabethan residence within the English geographical region, Anthony has the designated feeling that he is below siege. And he is totally correct. He might be surrounded by way of his sprawling property, yet lurking within the village are multiple or reminders of his advanced previous, together with 3 ex-wives, a mistress, and a legion of kids and stepchildren, all depending on him and all decided to do no matter what it takes to get what they want.
Meet the wives
Amanda: the ravishing first spouse. Unpredictable and enthralling, she dared Anthony to fall in love along with her, and he took her up at the problem. Anthony used to be head over heels from the 1st evening they danced at the rooftop of his kin domestic. in fact, the free-spirited Amanda used to be by no means minimize out for kingdom lifestyles, yet younger love is blind.
Sandra: the steadfast moment spouse. reliable, responsible and domesticated, Sandra pulled Anthony again from the compelling chaos that surrounded his first spouse. Sandra had plans to show Anthony's property right into a right kinfolk domestic, till a beautiful mystery pressured her to make a life-altering decision.
Dita: the snobbish 3rd spouse. a real strength of nature, Dita used to be clever, difficult, rapaciously social and high-maintenance. She enthusiastically stormed via Anthony's existence, organizing and rearranging, and rubbing a lot of people the other way, rather the former Mrs. Anscombes and their children.
With the whole solid of his existence roosting within the village, it truly is no ask yourself Anthony does not have a minute's peace! including to the loopy combine is the mistress, Nora, a brand new age hippy and acupuncturist, whom Anthony seduced with disastrous outcomes.
A a lot Married guy is a wickedly humorous social satire with memorable characters that might stick with readers lengthy after the ultimate web page. Like a contemporary day Edith Wharton or Anthony Trollope, Nicholas Coleridge gives you a sensational glimpse contained in the salacious international of the higher classes.
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