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The Pennycomequicks - Volume 2

Sabine Baring-Gould

Book Overview: 

The Pennycomequicks is the charming and witty story of a dysfunctional English family in the late 19th century, scattered to the winds, scarred and battered by human and Divine tragedy, struggling for sustenance of the material and / or immaterial kind.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .It seems that the will you drew up against my advice, without taking legal opinion, was so much waste-paper; Salome says merely that it proved invalid, so Mrs. Sidebottom had to take out letters of administration, and divide your property between her and your nephew Philip.'

'What!—Salome get nothing! I shall go back at once and send those two vultures to the right about.'

'Have patience; they came out better than you might have expected. It has been arranged that Philip shall live in your house and undertake the management of the factory, and he has asked Mrs. Cusworth to remain on in the old place in the same position as she occupied before.'

'I am glad they have had the grace not to turn her out.'

'That is not all. As it was clearly your wish that Salome should be liberally provided for, your sister and nephew have agreed to fund for her the same amount that was invested . . . Read More

Community Reviews

I haven't read many Sabine Baring-Gould works, so I cannot compare it to others. However, this reminded me a bit of Anthony Trollope and his type of story.

A 50-something textile mill owner is swept away in a flood and presumed dead. Left behind is Salome, a young lady who has grown up in his house