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Author Boyne, John, 1971-

Title Next of kin / John Boyne
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008


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 MELB  820.92 B7928 A6/N  AVAILABLE
Description 362 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will, for Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: Come up with fifty thousand pounds by Christmas or find yourself six feet under. So when Owen discovers that he has been cut out of the will in favor of his cousin Stella, he finds that even a royal crisis can provide the means for profit, and for murder."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previously published: London : Penguin, 2006
Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Fiction.
Disinheritance -- Fiction.
Gamblers -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Debtor and creditor -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- History -- Edward VIII, 1936 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
LC no. 2007040849
ISBN 9780312357979