- Paperback: 253 pages
- Publisher: Star; Reprint edition (Feb. 1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0352302747
- ISBN-13: 978-0352302748
- Package Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.8 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Aphrodite Inheritance Paperback – 1 Feb 1979
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1st Star 1979 TV tie-in edition paperback vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Top Customer Reviews
As with any story written by Michael J.Bird, it is superbly done.
And this is a good place to remark that the BBC should re-run the television works of Michael J.Bird.
There was a television version of "The Aphrodite Inheritance" in the seventies or eighties,which I remember was brilliant. IT should be re-released.
When David Collier's engineer brother Barry is killed in a strange accident in Greece, David a timid young man finds himself involved in an unwanted adventure of a life time.
Suddenly he is being chased, bullied, kissed and shot at by all sorts of people, from killers, to bandits, to the police, to a ruthless millionaire art lover and a beautiful woman with a very mysterious past.
What makes matters worse is that David has no idea what any of them want with him but every time he tries to leave the island something forces him to stay on a bit longer, not to mention the case full of money that keeps appearing and disappearing, and a beautiful gold necklace that supposedly came from a cave that is the grave yard of the ancient Greek Gods...
This is a well written book with lots of twists and turns, a good plot, well defined characters and a mysterious air that makes it a compulsive and enjoyable read.
Even though I knew the plot, I have not read the story for many years and I still enjoyed it very much. The story is well written with the mood for each scene and each charachter being well set. The first time that you read it, you haven't got a clue what is going on - but it is compelling reading. A true page-turner with a twist at the end - but there are subtle clues within the text.
I could never understand why the TV series only ever had one showing - but am glad to say that I have been lucky enough to have seen it! I guess that parts of it would be dated by now - but am not sure that would be a great problem.
Both of these stories, (Michael J Bird created a novel from the TV series of Who Pays the Ferryman, and The Aphrodite Inheritance was made into a TV serial the year after), have always been particular favourites of mine and so it was inevitable that I would purchase the Kindle editions as they are both regular holiday reading.
Perhaps the style is now slightly dated but the story is still first class and the quality of the writing is often not found in more recent offerings. Oddly my granddaughter (18) who regards anything pre-dating i-pads as 'historical' read both stories recently whilst we were on holiday and enjoyed both tremendously . For me the 1970s are only a nostalgic step away, and both novels bring back happy memories of time spent sailing around Cyprus and the Greek Islands during that decade.
If you remember the seventies and eighties this is essential reading... it you do not ... just immerse yourself in a little bit of history.
Quality control does requires reviewing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great holiday read complete with mystery and mythology. Difficult to put down at times. Recommended from a great author. Just a pity I cane to the last page.Published 7 months ago by Mr. G. Lowcock
Really excellent book and also the film which has many nice shots of Cyprus included . Film sticks to the book virtually word for word and although obviously a bit dated it... Read morePublished 12 months ago by P R J Matthews
A tale from the 1980s that really doesn't date. It has intrigue, murder, romance and a twist at the end to keep you guessing.Published 14 months ago by Thanet Rainbow
Good but not nearly as good as Who pays the Ferryman. It took a long time to become a page turning novelPublished on 20 May 2015 by George Whitbread
I read this years ago after seeing the TV series but lost the book & fancied reading it again. Rather dated now but typical of the time- late 70s. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2015 by Mrs G