Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch
Wheel of Fortune is a family saga set in Gower. It is a modern retelling of the story of the Black Prince, John of Gaunt, Richard II and Henry IV and V, so as you can imagine there is quite a lot of drama and murder. The plot concerns the Godwin family and their obsession to possess the family estate Oxmoon, which represents the throne of England. The story is told from the perspective of six characters from pre-World War I to the 1970s. The fact that she incorporates a version of the story of Edward II´s murder and his wife Isabella's imprisonment for his murder and her subsequent madness makes for a really interesting story line.
I have read many of her books, Cashelmara, Penmarric, Sins of the Father, The Rich are Different and Wheel of Fortune. I love them all.
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"We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words."
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