Grabbing the Family Jewels by Gaby Hauptmann
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Grabbing the Family Jewels
By Gaby Hauptmann

Grabbing the Family Jewels

By (author) See other recent books by Gaby Hauptmann
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $22.99
Your Price: $20.69 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.03 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Grabbing the Family Jewels by Gaby Hauptmann

Book Description

Where there's a will, there's a way...GRABBING THE FAMILY JEWELS is the terrific new novel from Gaby Hauptmann, author of the international bestseller IN SEARCH OF AN IMPOTENT MAN. With its wonderfully elaborate plot, hilarious misunderstandings, and wicked observations on the absurdities of life, it will delight fans and new readers alike. Anno Adelmann - survivor of two heart attacks - is a wealthy widower, and his four scheming daughters all have designs on his inheritance. Anno, who refers to them variously as hyenas and piranhas, decides to have a bit of fun at their expense. But what starts as a joke soon becomes much more serious, and the family finds itself dealing with kidnapping, blackmail, and even attempted murder. In this witty and irreverent satire, vanity is mocked and bad behaviour deliciously punished as four sisters learn some uncomfortable lessons in sibling rivalry.

Buy Grabbing the Family Jewels book by Gaby Hauptmann from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781860498985
ISBN-10: 1860498981
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


UK Kirkus Review » In this fantastically farcical tale, the third novel by bestselling author Gaby Hauptmann, blackmail, kidnapping and attempted murder come together to create an absorbing story of love, lust, friendship, greed and family betrayal. Wealthy 85-year-old Anno Adelmann's four daughters are after his inheritance. Thekla, Renate, Bernadette and Lydia are conniving and manipulative and will stop at nothing to get their hands on their father's money - and the sooner the better. So when Anno moves the attractive and much younger Ina Schwarz into his villa, the four sisters declare war with funny, moving and devastating consequences. Anno's daughters are a sinister bunch who make Goneril and Regan look like angels. And behind these dreadful woman are their equally despicable husbands, who are just as willing to partake in less than legal activities for their share of Anno's money. Together they set out to destroy whoever stands in their way - Anno, Ina and even Ina's six-year-old daughter Caroline. Grabbing the Family Jewels has an eclectic bunch of characters, an intricate plot and some surreal situations. Yet however weird and wacky Hauptmann's world becomes, it remains totally believable. This is a superb novel. Witty and intriguing, with plenty of twists and turns and a constant supply of shocking revelations, it sends its reader on a roller-coaster of emotions and keeps them guessing right until the end. Unputdownable. (Kirkus UK)

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Grabbing the Family Jewels book by Gaby Hauptmann and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Gaby Hauptmann

Gaby Hauptmann was born in Trossingen, Germany in 1957. She has worked as a TV producer, filmscript writer and has run her own press office.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gaby Hauptmann close
» close