||Sir Anthony Apreece, a man accustomed to having his own way, covets the land of his young neighbour, the carefree Edward Horne. For his part Edward covets Daisy, Anthony's wife. On these deceptively simple foundations, James Fleming has built a tale rich with humour, guile, intrigue, and tenderness. The large cast of characters, high and humble alike, are drawn with penny-bright sureness; the narrative positively sings. And as Edward stirs to a slow realization of Sir Anthony's intentions, and falls deeper and deeper in love with Daisy, the suspense grows and the novel races exhilaratingly toward its gloriously unconventional conclusion.