Weary of her over-privileged life in London, Elodie Gold is struggling
with a self-indulgent mother and a controlling boyfriend. As her
artistic dreams go up in smoke, she is tempted to hop into bed with
Luke Hampton, a heavenly American in hot pursuit. But fate has other
ideas as an unexpected event compels Elodie to bolt to Bellamore,
her grandfather’s mansion in the Irish countryside.
Times have changed. Once a shrine to tradition and elegance, Bellamore
is now a crumbling world of romantic deceit and guilty secrets. How
did it come to this? And can Elodie turn it around?
"With it's epic cast and delightfully silly japes this novel is pure Jilly Cooper. I can't say better than that," says The Sunday Independent.
"It's amazing where you can travel to from your kitchen table," explains Ally, as she talks about The Inheritance with Samantha Mumba and Martin King.
Ally discusses her latest book, Infidelity with Dave Fanning.
Inside Books is a fortnightly programme presented by Breda Brown. This episode first features Shane Hegarty, followed by Ally and Turtle Bunbury as they discuss relationships and writing.
The Inheritance opens in the London townhouse of Sofia Tamper, the spoilt Hollywood princess, whose mother/manager (momager) is hell-bent on generating positive publicity for her protegee. To this end, the venue is crammed with beautiful and influential people, none more so than George Wyndham, renowned art dealer and one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Also there is Irish-born Anna Rose whose brief (from her PR boss) is to rub shoulders with the right people ...