By Michael Innes
George Gadberry, “resting actor,” packs his luggage and heads for obscurity whilst the Tax Inspector beckons. Then he gets a mysterious invitation and a proposition which may result in huge, immense riches. prosperous imbiber, Nicholas Comberford, desires George to impersonate him that allows you to safe a spot within the will of fabulously prosperous Great-Aunt Prudence, who lives in a Cistercian monastery and won't permit a unmarried drop of liquor within the position. Gadberry's success turns out to have changed—but at what expense?
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A Change Of Heir by Michael Innes