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The Inheritance: Racy, pacy and very funny! (Swell Valley Series, Book 1) by [Bagshawe, Tilly]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Swell Valley Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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‘Full of scandal, sex and secrets, all of which combine to keep you hooked till the very end’ Closer

‘a cross between Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins’ Daily Mail

'You're always guaranteed a corking characters and a fast-paced read with a Bagshawe story, and this doesn't disappoint' Heat

‘the queen of chick-lit' Woman's Own

‘a cut above the rest… Pure, unadulterated escapism.” Fabulous

About the Author

Tilly Bagshawe is the international bestselling author of nine previous novels.

A single mother at seventeen, Tilly won a place at Cambridge University and took her baby daughter with her. Now married to an American and a mother of four, Tilly and her family divide their time between the bright lights of Los Angeles and the peace and tranquility of a sleepy Cotswold village

Before her first book, Adored, became an international smash hit, Tilly had a successful career in the City. Later, as a journalist, she contributed regularly to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Evening Standard before turning her hand to novels, following in the footsteps of her sister Louise. These days, whenever she's not writing or on a plane, Tilly's life mostly revolves around the school run, boy scouts and Peppa Pig.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2991 KB
  • Print Length: 529 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GLGN9WS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have loved some of Tilly’s books in the past and was looking forward to reading this latest one. Tatiana starts the story off in the prologue with quite an entrance. It certainly made me laugh and I thought it may well be a case of a love/hate thing with this character. The main crux of the story is that Tatiana’s father has left the family estate to distant cousins from Australia, namely Brett Cranley. With all the scandal and drama required from a Bagshawe book we see fireworks as Tatiana decides to get back what she thinks is rightfully hers.

Something odd happened to me when reading this novel though. I found I didn’t care either way what happened to any of them. The thing I will say is that this is meant to be scandalous, dramatic and full of larger than life characters that you love to loathe. It certainly meets that criteria but for some reason I just couldn’t get into it. The book is certainly not a short read at over 500 pages long, but normally that wouldn’t bother me. I just found myself feeling like the book was dragging a bit and that it should just hurry up and finish.

Not my normal response to a Bagshawe book, and subsequently I can’t help feeling like this was just an average run of the mill book and nowhere near as good as some of her previous ones. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for this sort of book and I should have just left it a while and gone back to it, who knows? I will continue to read her books and hope that the next one tickles my fancy a little bit more.
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Tatiana is a furious young woman as her father has left the family house to Australian relatives and made it a condition that if she wants to receive a legacy from him she needs to take a job in the village school. The new owner of the house, Brett Cranley, is an obnoxious business men, in the field of property speculation.

This was a fun read though written in rather purple prose at times, opening with an adjective laden description of a beautiful Sussex village, and a heroine who is stunningly beautiful and a spoiled brat. The storyline is quite farfetched but I did come to want to know what would happen to most of the characters. Although the setting is supposedly contemporary, it did remind me a bit of the 80s style bonkbusters which mixed sex and glamour with business and money.
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By H VINE VOICE on 1 Dec. 2014
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This tale revolves around the great house of Furlings in the Sussex countryside - its young heiress has been unceremoniously disinherited and will stop at nothing to reclaim the estate. Its ruthless new owner has other ideas...

As a bit of a silly romp there's plenty to be getting on with in this book. You have the typical cast of upper class toffs and new money, as well as various colourful village characters. There's sex and scandal and intrigue and lots of games of oneupmanship. The main character Tatiana is spoiled and brittle but not inhuman - she could very easily have been written to be the two dimensional socialite but does have some light and shade to her. The children of the new owners, Logan and Jason, both get given some sympathetically done storylines and added some interest to the book.

The problem I found was that it was all extremely predictable. You knew exactly who was going to end up with who from a few chapters in, you saw all the twists and turns coming and the book wasn't really different or funny enough to compensate for the lack of suspense. Tatiana may not be two dimensional but her property developer rival Brett Cranley certainly is, and there are a ridiculous number of characters listed in the cast list at the beginning of the book who have absolutely nothing to do. They're deemed important enought to include and constantly refer to yet they play not even the smallest part in proceedings. What's the point? Are readers supposed to know them from other books? It got very irritating hearing so much about how sexy cricketer Santiago de la Cruz is supposed to be and what a trouble maker world renowned model Emma Harwich is with no explanation or relevance to what was actually going on!
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By Beanie Luck TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jun. 2014
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We all know we only buy Tillys books for a good romping yarn and this doesnt disappoint.

Tatiana is a very spoilt, 24 year old girl, (she is too childish to be called a woman), who has had everything handed to her on a plate her whole entire life.

Then her father dies and quite shockingly, well to her anyway, he decides to leave her family estate to a distant cousin and his family that live in Australia.

Tatiana is furious of course and sets about trying to get the estate back from the very disgusting Brett Cranley.

There is a really good background story here in the supporting characters, i live in a village in the cotswolds so i really resonated with some of the characters in the book , as we have a few here exactly like them lol

Overall i really enjoyed it, it is worth the published cost and its a whopper of a book at 502 pages, will keep you busy for ages.
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Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I love a Tilly Bagshawe book so eagerly jumped on this when I was offered it in vine. When it arrived, it's a chunky book and I couldn't wait to get stuck in! It starts with a list of characters so I was nervous...

I needn't have been! It was very easy to read and get into. It mainly follows the wealthy Cranley family who inherit a country house in Sussex, much to the annoyance of the previous owners daughter who was convinced she'd be left it in the will. Let battle commence!

I'm really undecided about this book. On the one hand, I couldn't put it down and I really wanted to know what was going to happen. It was typical Bagshawe style.

On the other, there just wasn't a story really. It was very rambling and now I've finished it, I don't feel like I've really gone on a journey like I expect when I read a novel. My main issue was that I just hated the characters. Brett and Tati were just vile. Even the wife needed to get some backbone.

This is worth a read for something to take on holiday. I don't think it's her best though.
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