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Briefs Encountered

by Julian Clary

Whoever said the afterlife would be easy...

  • Date of publication:
  • 14 March 2013
  • Publisher:
  • Ebury Press

Noël Coward is the toast of twenties society…a brilliant playwright, composer and entertainer whose witty songs and pithy lines don’t quite tell the full story. Goldenhurst, his house in Kent, provides a place where he can be himself. And more importantly where he can be with his lover, Jack, without fear of arrest or judgement. But their romantic idyll is ruined, first by the arrival of Noel’s demanding relatives and then by a mysterious death.

Many years later, film star and Coward fan Richard Stent buys the house from its current owner. But Richard has problems of his own. Goldenhurst is supposed to be a respite from all his worries but this is a house with a very rich and not always pleasant history. And more than one thing is about to go bump in the night.

A haunting tale of love, obsession and a house full of spirits, not all of them blithe…