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Who Do You Think You Are? You're My Henry Allbones [Kindle Edition]

G. B. Hope
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Michael Carter fancies himself as a bit of a jack-the-lad, with women
all over the place. There is his mistress, Sophia; Rebecca, mother to
his illegitimate child; Carmen, the gorgeous assistant in his clothes
shop, and not forgetting his long-suffering wife, Lucy. Although Lucy
is a strong-willed woman, she puts up with her husband's peccadillos
because she can't help but love him. Finally pushed over the edge by
yet another affair, and suspicions over Carmen's pregnancy, Lucy packs
her bags and goes ancestor-hunting in Lincolnshire. Before she goes,
she creates havoc, leaving Michael to clear up the mess, as well as
puzzle over her parting shot: "You're my Henry Allbones". It leads him
to no end of trouble, especially with, unusually, three very different
characters all called Henry Allbones. Finally he looks for the answer
in Lucy's family tree research and in particular what happened to one
17th century philanderer.

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Lucy, a wronged wife, inspired by her genealogical research and determined that history shall not be repeated, wreaks revenge on her philandering husband; then gets out.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 590 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058V012I
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #576,743 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What is love? Love is moving to Jakarta. Okay.
I think of myself as an apocalyptic fiction and crime writer, with one dubious foray into erotica.
I don't write books about tractors, even though Amazon keep connecting them to me. Actually, I'm quite attached to the tractor books now.

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2.0 out of 5 stars One for the lads? 22 Nov. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Being interested in Family History I was really looking forward to this book. The premise is good, Lucy Carter on being faced with yet another instance of her husband's infidelity takes revenge and goes off to find out more about her ancestors. In reality this book is concentrates more on Michael Carter sleeping with a variety of beautiful, nubile young women, sharing one of these girls with his son and the young girls in the story desperately trying to attract an 'older man.' The family history parts were interesting but few and far between and weren't as developed as they could be. This has potential but there were far too many characters, several were called Henry Allbones, which meant that each time they appeared within the story they had to be pre-faced with their age. This made following any story at all very difficult particularly as they were all constantly bed-hopping.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Am reading at the moment 23 Aug. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am reading this at the moment and I am finding it heavy going. Took me a time to realise that all the Henry Allbones were different people not the same person at different times in his life.

Far too many characters, not very well structured.

Had the potential to be a great read, let down by a butterfly story flitting here and there.

If you want to read books on Family History you should try Steve Robinson and Dan Waddell ( Sid's boy ) and then you will see how to include Family History into an interesting storyline.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Who do you think you 14 Sept. 2013
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Found the book hard going and a bit confusing in places and certainly not what I had hoped I certainly did not enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clever novel with a different 'twist'. 26 Oct. 2011
Here we have a very good reason why the most dicerning reader should dump the accepted mainstream authors that churn out the same old, same old, and give this new up and coming author a chance. G.B.Hope has come up with a clever and unique formula for a riveting read. 'You're My Henry Allbones' has all the ingredients for a top novel. The author has cunningly thrown in a heady mix of murder, sex and betrayal in abundance yes, but the genealogy component is added in a very knowledgable way. I also liked the way G.B.Hope has set his work in and around the Manchester area, 'Henry Allbones' works well in this context, highly recommended for a different slant on the 'who done it?' theme.
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2.0 out of 5 stars So many problems with this 15 July 2012
By Alison
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I should warn you there are some slight plot spoilers here - but none as bad as the blurb!

Oh dear! I was looking forward to this but was really disappointed. There were just so many things that I didn't like/didn't understand. Firstly, I found the characters completely unlikeable and irritating (I know some of them were meant to be) - they all seem so shallow, flippant, mysogenistic and thoroughly unpleasant - even minor characters like the restaurant workers. Why did any of the women put up with any of the men? Lucy was 30, been married for only 8 years and ran her own shop - if she had been living on Michael's income, I could've understand her staying with him (though not supporting it) but she came across as an independent woman - why on earth did she stay with him? And even if she did, why did she put up with Michael having an illegitimate child with one of her best friends but flip at him kissing the wife of one of his friends - especially as he knew he was having affairs left right and centre? Why on earth was Michael portrayed as playboy type yet ran a shop - it was only afterwards I thought this was a bit out of character, surely he should have been doing something rather more flash? And would running a shop in a small town have funded such a lifestyle (they never seemed very busy)?

Secondly, there seemed to be so many things happening and characters appearing which in the end didn't have any relation to the plot. And so many things I didn't follow. For instance, I may have missed something but why did Justin wreck the cafe and what did he have against Michael to want to kill him (was it just revenge for the way he treated Lucy? Really?)? Who did beat up Sophia? I know her husband was following her but were we ever told that he had her beaten up?
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