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The heir [electronic resource] / Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- (Author). Lee, John. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781427283986 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1427283982 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (960 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio : 2007.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by John Lee.
Summary, etc.: 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 to ruin 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Chief executive officers > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Trading companies > England > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George V, 1910-1936 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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