Eight years have passed and in 2016 many things have changed for the eccentric Trelawney family.
In the months leading up to the Brexit referendum, Ayesha, the beautiful, young secret daughter of the late Enyon Trelawney, has married the much older thuggish banker Tomlinson Sleet with whom she has a young daughter, Stella. Ayesha is busy restoring the once broken-down Trelawney Castle in Cornwall, which Sleet has bought, to its former glory, as well as studying art at the Courtauld in London.
The elderly Countess Clarissa—still ensconced on the property—the host of a camp television show, is about to head into a disastrous marriage. Lady Jane has separated from the hopeless Trelawney heir Kitto, who is crazier than ever, and found an enlightened woman to keep her company abroad. Sleet is becoming increasingly difficult, distracted by the seductive and ruthless bitcoin goddess Zamora, but Kitto’s sister Blaze and her husband, Joshua, will support Ayesha’s clever plan as she discovers shocking secrets, takes action, and brings the family together.
HANNAH ROTHSCHILD is an author, filmmaker, philanthropist and businesswoman. Her first novel, The Improbability of Love, was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Her second novel, House of Trelawney, was a runner-up for the Everyman Wodehouse. The first woman to chair London’s National Gallery, she was awarded a CBE for services to literature and philanthropy.