At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It's 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction . . . but not before he tries toruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward's relationships with other women arise.
Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before.
Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we're forced to make for power and love.
|Grouped Work ID||363e5e08-b515-3298-35bc-f77bd8b5bfa0|
|Grouping Author||bradford barbara taylor|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-17 23:23:50PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-19 00:05:21AM|
|author||Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-|
|author_display||Bradford, Barbara Taylor|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print|
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|itype_catalog||Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Bradfor, Fiction Bradfor Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000294067|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2007.|470 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000302037|Large Print|Books||English|Center Point Pub.,|2007.|638 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.|
|series||Deravenel family trilogy|
|series_with_volume||Deravenel family trilogy|2|
|subject_facet||Family-owned business enterprises -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Large type books, London (England) -- Fiction|
|title_full||The heir / Barbara Taylor Bradford, The heir [text (large print)] / Barbara Taylor Bradford|
|topic_facet||Family-owned business enterprises, History, Inheritance and succession, Large type books|