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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
A full-bodied, fruity satire that hits all the right notes.
This is an absolute gem of a book and one of my all time favourites. Listen to it for its unusual main character, for its innovative storytelling and bone dry humour.
In addition to Torday's other books, if you like this I'd recommend Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
I adore David Rintoul's narration in this. So dry, so plummy, so perfect.
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The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce
Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.
Through Francis, the eccentric and enigmatic owner of Caerlyon, Wilberforce is initiated into a rich life he could never have imagined, becomes a willing pupil to Francis' master, and in the cellars of Caerlyon he nurtures a new-found passion for fine wine. But even the finest wine can leave a bitter aftertaste, and Wilberforce will learn that the undercroft holds some unpalatable secrets, and that passion comes at a price.
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