Captain Nicholas Bonham of Wellington’s Peninsular Regiment, the 52nd Light Infantry, returns from fighting the Napoleonic wars to see his brother laid to rest. A skilled rider, George’s death remains a mystery, as does the parlous state of his finances. Haworth Park must be sold unless Nicholas can find a swift solution.
Nicholas returned from the Continent to find Haworth Park in a bad way. George had never been good at handling the estate’s affairs. His estate manager absconded with a large amount of money, and coupled with the poor state England was left in after the war, the coffers were severely depleted. Not Dun Territory just yet, but not far off, it seemed.
Dirt thudded onto the coffin lid as people came forward to offer their sympathies.