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              House of Trelawney: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction
               

              House of Trelawney: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction (Hardback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

              • RRP: $54.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              The seat of the Trelawney family for over 700 years, Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. Each successive Earl spent with abandon, adding and extending, turning the house and grounds into a sprawling, extravagant palimpsest of wings, turrets and follies. But ...as the centuries passed the Earls of Trelawney, their senses and ambition dulled by generations of pampered living, failed to develop other skills. Now in 2008 the house - its paintings and furniture sold off to pay death duties, its grounds diminished, the gardens choked with weeds - has begun to resemble its owners: faded, crumbling, and out-of-date. A relic. A remnant. A folly. Jane, the dowdy, unhappy wife of the current Earl, Kitto, scraping a life for her children and in-laws in a few draughty rooms of the big house, is trapped by Trelawney Castle; and Blaze, Kitto's sister, making a killing in the City - and a complete turkey of her personal life - is exiled from it. Long-estranged, the two women are brought back together when a letter arrives; and soon after it, an unwelcome young guest. Grudgingly reunited by this strange turn of events, Blaze and Jane must band together to take charge of their new charge - and save the house of Trelawney. With formidable sharpness, delicious irreverence and a very wicked wit, House of Trelawney is a glorious send-up of recession Britain and its carnival of bastard bankers, down-at-heel toffs, reality TV gawkers and clipboard-wielding local planning authorities; an eccentric and radiant gem of a satire that asks how we are connected, what we owe to one another, and how to carry on existing in a world which has outgrown us.
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              ISBN 9781526600608
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild

              The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild (Paperback, Digital original)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

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              The fascinating, intimately told story of the wild and romantic life of Pannonica Rothschild, the author's great aunt, which moves from London to Africa during World War II and finally to the postwar jazz world of New York City.

              ISBN 9781844086054
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2013
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              The Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016

              The Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 (Paperback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

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              A dazzling, witty and tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world that is also a surprising and wonderful love story, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2016

              ISBN 9781408862476
              Released NZ 25 May 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Improbability of Love
               

              The Improbability of Love (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Rothschild, Hannah; Read by Edwards, Barnaby; Bond, Jilly; Producer Studios, Audible

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              Irreverent, witty and sharply sweet, The Improbability of Love explores the confusion and turmoil of life and the complexities of love, loss and hurt. When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she ...has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost 18th-century masterpiece called 'The Improbability of Love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
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              ISBN 9781489376350
              Published NZ 28 Jan 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Improbability of Love
               

              The Improbability of Love (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Rothschild, Hannah; Read by Edwards, Barnaby; Bond, Jilly; Producer Studios, Audible

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Irreverent, witty and sharply sweet, The Improbability of Love explores the confusion and turmoil of life and the complexities of love, loss and hurt. When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she ...has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost 18th-century masterpiece called 'The Improbability of Love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
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              ISBN 9781489376343
              Published NZ 28 Jan 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              House of Trelawney: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction
                

              House of Trelawney: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction (Paperback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

              • RRP: $29.50
              • $21.96
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              • Pub Date
                13 May 21

              'If you're in need of a Succession replacement then this tale of a crumbling English dynasty clinging on to the past while coping with the fallout of the 2008 crash is for you. Pure pleasure' - Stylist 'Delights from start to finish' Mail on Sunday 'Witty and stylish' Sunday Time...s 'Jilly Cooper territory with a whiff of Joanna Trollope ... a lavish saga' The Times 'Slyly comic' Red The seat of the Trelawney family for over 800 years, Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. Each successive Earl spent with abandon, turning the house and grounds into a sprawling, extravagant palimpsest of wings, turrets and follies. But recent generations have been better at spending than making money. Now living in isolated penury, unable to communicate with each other or the rest of the world, the family are running out of options. Three unexpected events will hasten their demise: the sudden appearance of a new relation, an illegitimate, headstrong, beautiful girl; an unscrupulous American hedge fund manager determined to exact revenge; and the crash of 2008. A love story and social satire set in the parallel and seemingly unconnected worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance, House of Trelawney is also the story of lost and found friendships between three women. One of them will die; another will discover her vocation; and the third will find love.
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              ISBN 9781526600653
              Released NZ 13 May 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              House of Trelawney: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction

              House of Trelawney: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $25.73
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              The seat of the Trelawney family for over 700 years, Trelawney Castle was once the jewel of the Cornish coast. Each successive Earl spent with abandon, adding and extending, turning the house and grounds into a sprawling, extravagant palimpsest of wings, turrets and follies. But ...as the centuries passed the Earls of Trelawney, their senses and ambition dulled by generations of pampered living, failed to develop other skills. Now in 2008 the house - its paintings and furniture sold off to pay death duties, its grounds diminished, the gardens choked with weeds - has begun to resemble its owners: faded, crumbling, and out-of-date. A relic. A remnant. A folly. Jane, the dowdy, unhappy wife of the current Earl, Kitto, scraping a life for her children and in-laws in a few draughty rooms of the big house, is trapped by Trelawney Castle; and Blaze, Kitto's sister, making a killing in the City - and a complete turkey of her personal life - is exiled from it. Long-estranged, the two women are brought back together when a letter arrives; and soon after it, an unwelcome young guest. Grudgingly reunited by this strange turn of events, Blaze and Jane must band together to take charge of their new charge - and save the house of Trelawney. With formidable sharpness, delicious irreverence and a very wicked wit, House of Trelawney is a glorious send-up of recession Britain and its carnival of bastard bankers, down-at-heel toffs, reality TV gawkers and clipboard-wielding local planning authorities; an eccentric and radiant gem of a satire that asks how we are connected, what we owe to one another, and how to carry on existing in a world which has outgrown us.
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              ISBN 9781526600646
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Improbability of Love
               

              The Improbability of Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

              • RRP: $36.50
              • $28.46
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              Wickedly funny, this totally engaging, richly observed first novel by Hannah Rothschild is a tour de force. Its sweeping narrative and cast of wildly colorful characters takes you behind the scenes of a London auction house, into the secret operations of a powerful art dealer, to... a flamboyant eighteenth-century-style dinner party, and into a modest living room in Berlin, among many other unexpected settings. In The Improbability of Love we meet Annie McDee, thirty-one, who is working as a chef for two rather sinister art dealers. Recovering from the end of a long-term relationship, she is searching in a neglected secondhand shop for a birthday present for her unsuitable new lover. Hidden behind a rubber plant on top of a file cabinet, a grimy painting catches her eye. After spending her meager savings on the picture, Annie prepares an elaborate birthday dinner for two, only to be stood up. The painting becomes hers, and as it turns out, Annie has stumbled across a lost masterpiece by one of the most important French painters of the eighteenth century. But who painted this masterpiece is not clear at first. Soon Annie finds herself pursued by interested parties who would do anything to possess her picture. For a gloomy, exiled Russian oligarch, an avaricious sheikha, a desperate auctioneer, and an unscrupulous dealer, among others, the painting embodies their greatest hopes and fears. In her search for the painting s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history as well as the possibility of falling in love again. Irreverent, witty, bittersweet, The Improbability of Love draws an unforgettable portrait of the London art scene, but it is also an exuberant and unexpected journey through life s highs and lows and the complexities of love and loss. From the Hardcover edition.
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              ISBN 9781101872574
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2016
              Publisher Vintage
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              House of Trelawney
                

              House of Trelawney (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah

              • RRP: $36.50
              • $28.46
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              • Pub Date
                11 May 21

              From the author of The Improbability of Love comes a dazzling novel both satirical and moving, about an eccentric, dysfunctional family of English aristocrats and their crumbling stately home, demonstrating how the lives and hopes of women can be shaped by the ties of family and ...love. For more than seven hundred years, the vast, rambling Trelawney Castle in Cornwall--turrets, follies, a room for every day of the year, four miles of corridors and 500,000 acres--was the magnificent and grand three dimensional calling card of the earls of Trelawney. By 2008, it is in a complete state of ruin due to the dulled ambition and the financial ineptitude of twenty-four earls, two world wars, the Wall Street crash, and inheritance taxes. Still: the heir to all of it, Kitto, his wife, Jane, their three children, their dog, Kitto's ancient parents, and his aunt Tuffy Scott, an entomologist who studies fleas, all manage to live there and (barely) keep it going. Four women dominate the story: Jane; Kitto's sister, Blaze, who left Trelawney and made a killing in finance in London, the wildly beautiful, seductive, and long-ago banished Anastasia and her daughter, Ayesha. When Anastasia sends a letter announcing that her nineteen-year-old daughter, Ayesha, will be coming to stay, the long-estranged Blaze and Jane must band together to take charge of their new visitor--and save the house of Trelawney. But both Blaze and Jane are about to discover that the house itself is really only a very small part of what keeps the family together.
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              ISBN 9780525564041
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Vintage
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              L'Improbabilite de L'Amour
               

              L'Improbabilite de L'Amour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothschild, Hannah; Translated by Bourgeois, Valerie

              • RRP: $95.99
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              Londres, de nos jours Le jour ou Annie McDee, jeune cuisiniere sans le sou, debarque dans la boutique crasseuse d'un antiquaire, a la recherche d'un cadeau pour son petit-ami, elle ne se doute pas que: 1) son petit-ami va la plaquer; 2) la toile poussiereuse de 45x60 cm, qu'elle ...vient d'acquerir pour 75, scellera a jamais son destin. Car ce qu'Annie transporte dans un sac en plastique n'est pas une vague croute. C'est un chef-d' uvre mythique du XVIIIe siecle, une toile realisee par le maitre francais Antoine Watteau; un tableau intitule L'Improbabilite de l'amour, qui a connu les salons des plus grands de ce monde avant de disparaitre mysterieusement au milieu du XXe siecle, pour reapparaitre tout aussi inexplicablement dans cette boutique miteuse... Interpellee par la beaute du tableau, Annie s'interroge: que tient-elle reellement entre ses mains ? Aidee de Jesse, un jeune guide passionne, et d'une specialiste de Watteau, la modeste cuisiniere au c ur tendre entreprend de decouvrir la secrete et terrible histoire de cette toile. Et se retrouve catapultee dans les arcanes du monde de l'art... Oligarque russe, rappeur esthete, roi du petrole, star du sport, marchand d'art sans scrupules, collectionneurs de tous bords, tous nourrissent le meme fantasme: faire main-basse sur l'inestimable chef-d' uvre. Tous les coups sont permis; tous les reves sont possibles... Mais si L'Improbabilite de l'amour a le pouvoir de changer la vie de celui qui la possede, elle peut egalement rendre fou celui qui la convoite.
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              ISBN 9782714469014
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2016
              Publisher Belfond Dom Etranger
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              Language (French)
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