by Hannah Rothschild
Reviewed by Janet:
After 800 years, the fortunes of the Scott family have disintegrated, as has Trelawney Castle. Kitto, the future earl, spends his days in London as chairman of a bank. Jane, his wife, holds hearth and home together with no heating oil in the tanks or funds to pay bills or make repairs. As the summer of 2008 turns to fall, their world – and their fortunes - will be forever changed when a college friend dies and sends her daughter to them in Cornwall. A darkly humorous look at money, class, and family.