The Wheel of Fortune - Volume I Author:Susan Howatch The Wheel of Fortune is the story of a family. At its center is Oxmoon the family manor of the Godwins, which for 4 generations, from the glittering years before the First World War to the present time, obsesses and hsunts every member of the family, turning brother against brother, son against father, its changing fortunes inexorably linked to... more » theirs, its decline mirroring the family's 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 and a dangerous obsession for 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