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A Man about the House

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This story of places and relationships opens in ‘The Cedars’, a neglected North Bromwich (Birmingham) house, before moving to a villa in the Italian Riviera within sight of Capri. Two spinster sisters, dominant 'Miss Agnes' and compliant 'Miss Ellen' are left ‘The Cedars’ without means by their father a retired army colonel. In this cold and inhospitable house, the sisters ...more
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Published 1942 by Heinemann
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This novel written in 1942 - is about two middle aged sisters who come to live at North Bromich in their family home with their elderly father. Upon his death they find it difficult to make ends meet. At this point s timely bequest comes their way in the shape of a villa and estate in Italy from a disreputable uncle who died intestate. They are met by Salvatore - their new butler who helps them manage their estate - but whose family once many years before owned the land themselves. Salvatore is ...more
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Francis Brett Young was born in 1884 at Hales Owen, Worcestershire, the eldest son of Dr Thomas Brett Young.

Educated at Iona Cottage High School, Sutton Coldfield and Epsom College, Francis read Medicine at Birmingham University before entering general practice at Brixham in 1907. The following year he married Jessie Hankinson whom he had met during his medical studies. She was a singer of some re
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