The Heir

Book Details

  • RRP: $25.95
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Date Published: 30 Oct 2007
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $7.99
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Date Published: 1 Jul 2008
  • Pages: 560
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The next installment in the dramatic new Ravenscar series from the international bestselling author of Woman of Substance.

As Edward Deravenel stands alone on the rocky Ravenscar beach he counts his blessings. The war to end all wars is over; he and his brothers have survived. Now he can build Deravenels, the family business empire, into all he has dreamed of.

Yet there is a thorn in his side – his reckless younger brother, George. George’s gambling and unpaid debts are beginning to cause rumours and unease.

And Edward realises that his brother is capable of not just recklessness but blackmail and betrayal. The fortunes of the house of Deravenal suffer a terrible reversal as one disaster follows another, and tragedy strikes.

Ravenscar: A house, a legacy and a dynasty.

It is Edward’s daughter Bess, his golden girl, who carries the family name forward, making an alliance that will secure the empire and the inheritance, and start a new dynasty.

And it is Bess’s son Harry who stands in his grandfather’s shoes at a similar age and vows to rebuild Deravenels to greatness – as long as he can have the son and heir he longs for. Whatever it takes…

Trailer for the The Heir (Heirs of Ravenscar) Theater Adaptation


Rife with dastardly internecine struggles, smoldering, illicit passion, and cowardly, insidious betrayals, the second installment of Bradford’s Ravenscar Trilogy packs as much intrigue as any Shakespearean royal drama.

RT Bookreviews Magazine:

This expertly crafted epic novel further explores the triumphs and tragedies of the Deravenel family. It will enthrall readers with its vivid characters and faced-paced, larger-than-life plot.

The London Times:

Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are unequivocally what millions of us want to read. An intricately plotted, highly descriptive family saga.

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