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The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing - Mary Paulson-Ellis

The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing - Mary Paulson-Ellis
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This is book № 134 of an exclusive edition of 600 copies

Title: The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

Author:  Mary Paulson-Ellis

ISBN:  9781447293941

Weight:  990g

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The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing by Mary Paulson-Ellis

Solomon knew that he had one advantage.  A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket – the only clue to the truth...

An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home.  No known relatives, and no Will to enact.  Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit…

Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing – down on his luck, until, perhaps, now – is tipped off on this unexplained fortune.  Armed with only the deceased’s name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man’s closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash.

But in trawling through the deceased’s family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.

Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first…

Peer & Press Reviews

Richly enjoyable.  Paulson-Ellis writes with verve and vividness, also with sympathy.

The Scotsman

The characterisation is great and the atmosphere powerful.  The bored and fractious platoon is wonderfully evoked.

Daily Mail

Skilful juggling of the twin timelines in this engaging mystery reveals a darkness at its core.

Sunday Times Crime Club

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Title The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition of 600 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a tipped-in authentication page, directly before the title page, that confirms the book’s printed number and that it is a first edition.  Also printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication.

This exclusive edition has turquoise sprayed page edges, a gold coloured ribbon marker, and turquoise coloured decorative head and tail bands.

Book number 134 of 600
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature / number authentication page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes McIlvanney Prize 2020 – longlist
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781447293941
ISBN 10 1447293940
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 504
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 46mm
Packed weight 1.071kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Chris Scott
Jacket design Ami Smithson, Mantle Art Department
Jacket photographs Jeff Cottenden (coat)
Shutterstock (feathers)

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