Owen Montignac, is a man under pressure. He has run up gambling debts to the tune of £40,000, and has to pay up the money by Christmas...or else face the consequences. When is rich uncle passes away, he assumes his financial problems will be solved. However, he is in for a shock when the will is read, and has to come up with an extreme plan to raise the money to pay his debt.
Set during the abdiction crisis of 1936, I found this novel an enjoyable read. The characterisation was very good, and I felt the author and had a 'feel' for the times. I particluarly liked the way the abdication crisis, the big story of that year, was neatly woven into the plot.