Molto bello. L'autore ha creato proprio nelle pagine finali di questo terzo capitolo delle Clifton Chronicles una situazione che lascia il lettore a fantasticare su quale sarà l'esito ... non ci resta che aspettare il prossimo libro che uscirà nel 2014!!...Continua
The saga of the Clifton and Barrington clans resumes in this novel, just after World War II. It opens with the controversy on just who should win the Barrington title and fortune. A tie vote in the House of Lords is broken by the Lord Chancellor’s vote in favor of Giles Barrington, while Harry Clifton is left to marry Emma Barrington. Between Giles and Emma, they own 22 per cent of the Barrington shipping line. Harry goes on to become a successful mystery novelist.
Politics, of course, plays an important part in the plot, with Giles having to run for reelection after previously squeaking by with a handful of votes. Of course, as the author is a former member of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the subject should dominate his prose, and does. The chronicle continues to reflect the development of the next generation in the form of the Clifton’s teenage son, Sebastian, laying the groundwork for the next book in the series, with a cliffhanger ending.
There is no doubt that Mr. Archer writes novels with fully developed characters and plot twists to keep the reader turning pages. Introducing some dangerous situations, and characters such as the Lady Virginia, to who Giles is briefly married, can strain one’s credulity. However, he probably can be forgiven because it usually sets the stage for some ensuing action or incident further on, and the book is recommended....Continua