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Fatal legacy

Davis, Lindsey2023
Books, Manuscripts
An unpaid bar bill leads Flavia Albia to her most bitter and complex case yet. Decades earlier Appius Tranquillus Surus wrote his will: it freed his slaves and bequeathed his businesses to them. He left an orchard to the Prisci, a family he was friendly with, on the condition that his freedmen could still take its harvest. The convoluted arrangement has led to a feud between the two families, each of which has its own internal strife. Endless claims and counterclaims lead to violence and even death. Lawyers have given up in exasperation as the case limps on. The original will has disappeared, along with a falsified codicil - and might there be another one? But is there a solution? Two youngsters from each side of the divide, Gaius Venuleius and Cosca Sabatina, have fallen in love, which could unite the feuding families.
Main title:
Fatal legacy / Lindsey Davis.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2023.
xii, 394 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Series title:
9781529354737 (hbk)
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