The Wheel of Fortune Author:Susan Howatch At its center is Oxmoon, the family manor of the Godwins, which for four generations, from the glittering years before the First World War to the present time, obsesses and haunts every member of the family, turning brother against brother, son against father, its changing fortunes inexorably linked to theirs, its decline mirroring the family's... more » descent from Edwardian prosperity and social position to the straitened circumstances of middle-class life.
For each member of the Godwin family, Oxmoon remains a prize, a challenge, a dangerous obsession, for its memories, its beauties and the power and wealth its possession conveys. When at last a Godwin heir restores it to its former grandeur, he does so at the cost of a crime that eventually leads him to his own mysterious death--a mystery that will be resolved only when a later Godwin sets out to seize Oxmoon for himself. . .« less