Most readers can recall a time when they have had empty pockets and needed to make some money. Making money is at the heart of this light-hearted tale since the key plot device is the existence of a tontine, a collective investment arrangement whereby the last man standing gets all.
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August 1939: as the summer finishes and England prepares to enter the Second World War Cecily Maudsley’s sister, Rose, dies in a fire on the pier. Cecily, 13 and precocious, is taken in a moment from ice cream and love, to guilt and dissociation.
Eric and Holly are just a normal American family. Holly has had health problems in the past but she has courageously undertaken a double mastectomy to ensure her mother and sister's genetic legacy does not occur in her.
The end of the world may come before Marie Woodward finds true love – and it’s not that far off.