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                Vain Shadow
JANE HERVEY
This ‘unique, astute and very funny’ black comedy was written in the 1950s and published in 1963; its author, who prefers to use a pseudonym, is now 98.The plot is simple: a wealthy family gathers at the family home in the aftermath of the patriarch’s death to mourn him, bury him and read his will. Four chapters correspond to four days, and the focus of the novel lies in the complexity of the family relationships.‘A quietly successful, steely and accomplished comedy of manners’ said our preface writer.
A 1950s Heal’s curtain material sold until the 1960s
PREFACE BY CELIA ROBERTSON
  1999–2018
 NO 112
Reading the Will by FW Elwell 1933 oil on canvas Beverley Art Gallery
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