CIRCLE OF DESTINY, by Gordon Simpson. Published by the author. Available on Kindle (£1.99).

THIS first novel of the Halstead trilogy is set in the 1940s when a wealthy former colonial administrator buys back the estate in the north of England where his family had previously lived for generations. Hoping to impress the local gentry, he introduces sweeping changes to how the estate is managed, alienating his workforce and earning the contempt of those he sought to impress.