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Ways and Means

(1952)
A novel by

 
 
When Basil Merridew and his 'nephew', Nicholas Drewe, arrive in the prosperous village of Tapworth Magna their neighbours are unprepared for the upheaval that is to follow. The new arrivals' short period of residence in the village ends when Basil takes out a slander action against twenty-two of his neighbours and pockets #10,000 as a settlement. This is just the first episode in a fascinating plot which has our two heroes using the subtleties of the law to plan ever more convoluted and intricate ways to make their way in the world. In this brilliantly worked legal drama, see how they find 'ways and means' of supporting their attractive wives and comfortable standard of living without actually having to do a single day's real work.

    

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Hardback Editions

December 1960 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ways and Means
Author(s): Henry Cecil
ISBN: 0-7181-0415-3 / 978-0-7181-0415-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ways And Means
Author(s): Henry Cecil
ISBN: 1-84232-069-6 / 978-1-84232-069-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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January 2003 : Paperback
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Title: Ways and Means
Author(s): Henry Cecil
ISBN: 8129102927 / 978-8129102928
Publisher: Rupa & Co
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1963 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Ways and means
Author(s): Henry Cecil
ISBN: 1-56169-284-0 / 978-1-56169-284-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gaunt
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1963 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ways and Means
Author(s): Henry Cecil
ISBN: 0-14-001993-6 / 978-0-14-001993-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ways And Means
Author(s): Henry Cecil
Publisher: House of Stratus
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