Sale – never read it – sounded good. I’ve read some of Follett’s other books but not his crime novels. The number of characters in the opening chapter made it seem complex and I took notes as to the characters – it wasn’t all that bad but I still took the notes. The setting is an elite boy’s boarding school in 1892.
A Dangerous Fortune
by Ken Follett
1993/ – pages
One group of boys goes swimming and comes across a group of older boys from the school. They have some trouble and it turns out the father of one of the boys, Hugh Pilaster, has died in other circumstances – suicide due to economic issues.
The father of a family of Polish immigrant Jews was employed by Pilaster and they are now out of luck in a strange land. A boy, Danny, decides to go to America, but his sister Maisie has to go elsewhere.
Ed Pilaster – (cousin of Hugh)
Alberto aka Camel (separate – South America)
Peter Middleton (accidental death)
Tonio Silva (red-haired, South America)
Augusta Pilaster – Ed’s mother – beautiful –