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Author: John Boyne
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will, for Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: Find  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyne
ISBN: 9780312357979 0312357974 9780312539344 0312539347
OCLC Number: 156832351
Notes: Previously published: London : Penguin, 2006.
Description: 362 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: John Boyne.
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It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will, for Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: Find 50,000 pounds by Christmas or find yourself six feet under. So when Owen discovers that he has been cut out of the will in favor of his cousin Stella, he finds that even a royal crisis can provide the means for profit, and for murder.

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