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The Winged Horse

The Winged Horse

He saw his responsibilities as his rights; he believed in the illusion, ‘This is mine’, as children believed in Father Christmas; not knowing yet that nobody was yours, that your loves, flawed by belief in ownership, were not loves at all.’
Charismatic newspaper tycoon J.G Baron is lauded as a tough-minded but fair businessman. His favoured employees, invited to his country house at weekends, are envied; his children ‘still rich and safe and spoiled’, appear to lead a charmed existence. The success of his reputation is such that Baron believes it himself. Only Celia, his eldest daughter, knows that beneath this façade her father weaves a thread of tyranny which ensnares and damages all who come close to him- his son Tobias, whose affections disguise his sense of inferiority; Liz who struggles to meet her father’s perfection; the upright Anthony Carey whom Baron regards as a touchstone of truth, and even Harry Levitt, himself a seasoned dissembler. For those who are shadowed by a man whose power rests on hypocrisy and self-deceit, inevitably become tarnished by the same qualities.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 12th June 2008

Price: £12

ISBN-13: 9781844085873