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A Heritage and Its History

(1959)
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A Heritage and Its History tells the story of 69-year-old Sir Edwin Challoner and his extended family. Unmarried, and with no direct issue, Challoner's closest relation, and business associate, is his younger brother, Hamish. When Hamish dies of a heart condition, his son Simon prepares to take over as head of the house, as everyone assumes that Sir Edwin will also die in a matter of months. However, Sir Edwin surprises everyone by announcing his marriage to Rhoda, his neighbour, also more than 40 years his junior.

Following the return from their honeymoon, Rhoda succumbs to a moment of unbridled passion with Simon, her new husband's nephew. When Rhoda falls pregnant, there is no question who has fathered the child. A Heritage and its History gets right to the heart of this family as it splits into factions, growing increasingly bitter and resentful.

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Hardback Editions

June 1959 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Heritage and Its History
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 0-575-02723-1 / 978-0-575-02723-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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March 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Heritage and Its History
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 0-575-00240-9 / 978-0-575-00240-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Heritage and its History (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Ivy Compton
ISBN: 1-4482-0424-0 / 978-1-4482-0424-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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February 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: Heritage And Its History (VMC)
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 1-85381-281-1 / 978-1-85381-281-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: A heritage and its history
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 0-586-02931-1 / 978-0-586-02931-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Heritage and Its History
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 1-5318-0978-2 / 978-1-5318-0978-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Heritage and Its History
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Heritage and Its History
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Heritage and its History (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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