Not So Bad After All

Author: Nat Gould
Publisher: The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
1st Published: 1897
Dust Jacket by: G.P. Micklewright
No.: 644
Synopsis: Guy Selby has inherited a vast fortune and a Shropshire estate together with racing stables and stud farm. However when the story opens he has fallen in with a set of gamblers, led by his unscrupulous stable manager, and is rapidly wasting his fortune through gambling and unwise stock speculation. He marries a widow with a bad reputation and a secret that she does not confide to her new husband. This leads to a string of disastrous events, matched by heavy losses on the race course. A dramatic climax puts her life in peril, and her husband is distraught when he learns part of her secret. Eventually, with the help of family and true friends, Guy and his wife are happily reconciled. They prove to be "not so bad after all", as do several other key players in the drama.
An excellent tale, grippingly told at a cracking pace. Not a single character nor scene is irrelevant to the convincing and satisfying plot. One of Nat Gould's very best! (TA) (Source)
Notes: First published by Routledge. Issued by Modern Publishing under two numbers: 644 and 709. No. 709 is shown.

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