A rich man dies and leaves all his money in trust for his son and daughter. But one of the trustees is his estranged ex-wife, and to her he leaves only a beautiful country house and an income of twenty thousand pounds a year. Not nearly enough for an extravagant and greedy lady with a passion for the best things in life. But Marion Laing is nothing if not resourceful, and she immediately turns her considerable charm on one of her fellow trustees - Geoffrey Montacute, the dry-as-dust bachelor who lives with his mother in a hideous, gloomy suburban villa. So Marion, with no clear plan but an unerring instinct for the main chance, sets out to seduce him.
A rich man dies and leaves all his money in trust for his son and daughter. But one of the trustees is his estranged ex-wife, and to her he leaves only a beautiful country house and an income of twenty thousand pounds a year. Not nearly enough for an extravagant and greedy lady with a passion for the best things in life. But Marion Laing is nothing if not resourceful, and she immediately turns her considerable charm on one of her fellow trustees - Geoffrey Montacute, the dry-as-dust bachelor who lives with his mother in a hideous, gloomy suburban villa. So Marion, with no clear plan but an unerring instinct for the main chance, sets out to seduce him.
'Love and greed fight a mutually destructive battle for supremacy, but Fraser sharply notices that these emotions are often two sides of the same coin, and the comedy she creates through the conflict is savage. '
Daily Telegraph
The Trustees

The Trustees