A Dubious Legacy - Mary Wesley
A Dubious Legacy by Mary Wesley
The novel takes place in 1944 to 1990. In 1944 Henry returns to Cotteshaw with his bride Margaret. She gives him a black eye and goes to bed, where she stays most of her life, only interrupted by few unpleasant episodes when leaving it. The story develops around this eccentric couple and Henry's friends and neighbors. We are in upper middle class England described with distance and sarcasm and often with funny remarks and observations.
Mary Wesley's career as a writer was somewhat unusual. She had her debut and became a bestseller author in the age of 70.