Ripeness is All by Eric Linklater

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When the celibate Major Gander, C.B., T.D. sold out the family toffee business to American Candy Inc., he was able to retire in comfort. And when he dies from heart failure (it was after a strenuous shoot at the Brackens’ Rife Meeting) his gathered relatives found that the thought of his will moderated their grief considerably. For they all felt well placed for at least a few thousand to help them cultivate their favourite virtues and vices! But it was not to be so simple. The Major, they soon discovered, had made his choice of legatee dependent on the most preposterous condition…

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ERIC LINKLATER (1899–1974) is the author of Juan in America and The Wind on the Moon, which was awarded the Carnegie Medal and nominated for Best Book of 1944.NANCY PEARL is a regular commentator on NPR's Morning Edition, the author of Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, and the 2004 winner of the Women's National Book Association Award. She lives in Seattle, Washington
Published April 16, 2013 by Bloomsbury Reader. 265 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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