The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket - the only clue to the truth . . .

An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit . . .

Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing - down on his luck, until, perhaps, now - is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased's name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man's closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash.

But in trawling through the deceased's family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.

Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . . .

Title:The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781447293941
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    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Mary Paulson-Ellis writes a historical piece of fiction about a group of soldiers billeted in a abandoned French farmhouse at the cusp of the armistice in 1918, documenting the horrors of the WW1 and ...

  • Lucy-Bookworm

    This book confused me.On one hand there was a modern day mystery to be solved, on the other a war time story. The two tales intertwined in a tangle of threads that needed unraveling.Unfortunately, the...

  • Natalie M

    An excellent WWI juxtaposition with modern day Edinburgh. The lives of Solomon and Godfrey Fathering unfold in a simple but complex tale.Heir-hunter Solomon is tasked with tracking down the heir of £...

  • Stephen

    interesting novel based in both 2016 and the dying days of the first world war and a secret with the blue ticket when the son of the gang dies. takes awhile to get going ...

  • Julia

    The Inheritance Of Solomon Farthing by Mary Paulson-Ellis is a contemporary and historical novel showing the legacy of war.The novel is set in 1918 France and modern day Edinburgh. The reader sees the...

  • Andrea Mcmahon

    I found this a difficult read. I felt like there were too many characters to try and wrap your head around to get a real feel for the story. I kept feeling like I was having to re-read paragraphs and ...

  • Claire Wilson

    I loved this novel, the follow up to the successful The Other Mrs Walker. Beautifully written and an emotional tale, that is set during the war as well as in the present. 4 stars...

  • Angelique Simonsen

    Too quick to jump leaving me forever trying to work out the characters and there was not enough time to get to know then...

  • Maura Heaphy Dutton

    A powerful story, undermined by overly "clever" writing.I just wanted to know what happened. That, in itself, is a testimony to the power of the story/stories of the inheritance of Solomon Farthing. M...

  • Jo

    Solomon Farthing is a Heir Hunter, tracking down distant relatives of the deceased so he can take a share of the fortune. When he starts looking into Thomas Methven he finds connections that lead all ...