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A Dubious Legacy (1992) is a novel written by the British author Mary Wesley. The story takes place in the West Country, England, from 1944 to 1990.

A Dubious Legacy (1992) is a novel written by the British author Mary Wesley. It concerns the tragic and bizarre marriage of the Tillotsons and their relationship with two young couples who keep visiting them throughout the years. While stationed abroad during World War II Henry Tillotson has married a complete stranger at his father's request

A Dubious Legacy book. Mary Wesley is another of those subtle and perverse British writers who find the drama and dysfunction in small middle class communities

A Dubious Legacy book. Mary Wesley is another of those subtle and perverse British writers who find the drama and dysfunction in small middle class communities. Her characters are passionate and often thwarted, but it all plays out in an elegant and understated manner. Jan 09, 2016 Eleanor rated it did not like it. A really strange book - great gaps in the plot, a lot of false leads and characters that drifted in and out. Scenes that did not resonate with the structure (is there one?) of the narrative.

A Dubious Legacy is the second book written by Mary Wesley that I have read, and her writing entrances me. This book spans the period of 1944 through 1990 and focuses on the lives of the participants at what appears to be a straightforward dinner party. As the evening progresses, unexpected and unusual things occur. The book goes on to tell the story of the effect these events have on the lives of those present at this dinner party.

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office. Although she initially fulfilled her parent's expectations in marrying an aristocrat she then scandalised them when she divorced him in 1945 and moved in with the great love of her life, Eric Siepmann.

An autumn gale was playing tricks with their umbrellas. Departing, the French au pair had quoted, ‘Il pleure dans mon cœur comme il pleut sur la ville. Had the girl been making fun of her?

An autumn gale was playing tricks with their umbrellas. Had the girl been making fun of her? Literary. au pairs were no good. Matthew had said, ‘Get yourself a German. How right, as always; Matthew was almost as irritating as her parents. Antonia bundled her parcels onto her lap so that a large woman in a heavy coat could crowd beside her. ‘Cadogan Street?’ the woman enquired, spreading her hips, squashing close.

Mary Wesley, CBE (24 June 1912 – 30 December 2002) was an English novelist. During her career, she was one of Britain's most successful novelists, selling three million copies of her books, including 10 best-sellers in the last 20 years of her life. She had an affair with the Czech war hero Heinz Otto Ziegler, with whom she had Toby Eady, who became the literary agent of her biographer Patrick Marnham. She then had a son, William Siepmann, with her second husband, Eric Siepmann

In Margaret Tillotson, Mary Wesley has created one of her most wickedly creative-and ters. A Dubious Legacy is an irresistible page-turner of a book about love and marriage, legacies, secrets, and revenge. Fiction Family Life Historical.

In Margaret Tillotson, Mary Wesley has created one of her most wickedly creative-and ters. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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A Dubious Legacy is an irresistible page-turner of a book about love and marriage, legacies, secrets, and revenge. Mary Wesley's bestselling final novel is a heartrending, beautifully told story of a woman who discovers her self-worth-and finds unexpected love

A Dubious Legacy is an irresistible page-turner of a book about love and marriage, legacies, secrets, and revenge. Mary Wesley's bestselling final novel is a heartrending, beautifully told story of a woman who discovers her self-worth-and finds unexpected love. Caught in the middle of an air raid, seventeen-year-old Juno Marlowe is rescued by a frail, elegantly dressed man. His name is Evelyn Copplestone, and he offers Juno shelter and a letter of introduction to his family's Cornwall estate.

On the threshold of their new life together, Margaret gave Henry a black eye and went straight to bed where she more or less remained for the rest of her life. Two young couples become regular, if uneasy, houseguests over the years, listening and speculating until finally, piecing together the rumours and the mystery, they find themselves tangled in the web of Henry’s life.

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catterpillar
This was my introduction to Mary Wesley. I liked this book very much and I intend to read Wesley's other books. A Dubious Legacy kept my interest, my attention and was responsible for the discreet smile I presented throughout its reading. For, indeed, the doings of three couples through several decades in mid 20th century -- the subject under scrutiny in this comedy of manners -- was portrayed with humorous detachment and unwavering perspicacity. Ms Wesley is very good at placing her characters within the axioms of each decade's mores and develops insightful cameos of each era's preoccupations.
This is a short novel, a succinct book, developed in a fast tempo, keeping all along a mystery we hope to unveil. The central characters look at first as banal as they can be, but soon we realize appearances are misleading. These six upper middle class friends in the English country side are the source of great social commentary made by an ironic and warm narrator, a painter as it were, using few incisive strokes. The result is great fun and speedy reading, a book which I would recommend to anyone wishing to be intrigued and entertained.
Dagdardana
I read most of Mary Wesley's books every few years and I'm never disappointed. Her characters surprise with their directness and honesty as people, yet have secrets like all adults of a certain age. I fell in love with Ms. Wesley's writing with "Not That Sort of Girl". Start there, and work your way through them all!
Fenrinos
This is a story about the vagaries of humanity, the fragility and strength of love, the strange bargains we make with life, poetic justice and sly humor.
Fesho
I love her books. She is one of those British writers who should be wider known.
Hasirri
Westkey is great writer
Best West
A Dubious Legacy is the second book written by Mary Wesley that I have read, and her writing entrances me. This book spans the period of 1944 through 1990 and focuses on the lives of the participants at what appears to be a straightforward dinner party. As the evening progresses, unexpected and unusual things occur. The book goes on to tell the story of the effect these events have on the lives of those present at this dinner party.
By slowly telling the story, uncovering information bit by bit, the writer creates a feeling of suspense. I was reluctant to put the book down, and felt slightly uneasy until I was able to finish it. I enjoyed the unusual characters the writer was able to create and felt that they were right at home in the setting of this novel. Mary Wesley also allows the reader to feel that they intimately know the characters by the end of the story. Somehow she is able to accomplish this with a minimal amount of detail.
I totally enjoyed this book and I have no qualms about recommending it to readers who enjoy the genre of comedy of manners. I am eager to read other books written by this author.
A DUBIOUS LEGACY download epub
Contemporary
Author: Mary Wesley
ISBN: 0552994952
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Black Swan; New Edition edition (1993)
Pages: 389 pages