The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall
Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he must return to his ancestral seat, Hartlepool Hall. On his return, he discovers that his father has left him, along with the house, a seven million pound tax bill, two massive overdrafts, an 80-year-old butler, and a vast country estate that is creaking at the seams. Not only that, but there is a strange woman in residence - Lady Alice - who seems to have made herself very much at home. But is she really the person she claims to be?
"A black comedy of manners and a poignant social commentary."
– The Good Book Guide
News:‘A gloriously enjoyable wallow of a read’
The Daily Mail has given The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall a rave review - read it in full here.
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