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REVIEW: The Tiger in the Smoke – Margery Allingham

(Penguin 1975, originally published 1952) Meg Elginbrodde, recently engaged to Geoffrey Levett, has been a war widow for five years after her husband Martin was killed in France. Recently, however, photographs have been turning up, both in illustrated papers and … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Four – Arthur Conan Doyle

(MobileReference e-book, originally published in 1890) The Literary Omnivore reviewed this short novel by Conan Doyle recently, reminding me that I had never read it before – I seem to have managed almost all the short stories, but the longer … Continue reading

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‘Trade Wind’ – M. M. Kaye

Unlike Kaye’s other historical novels (The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon, both set in 19th century India), Trade Wind is set in the late 1850s in Zanzibar, off the coast of west Africa. Kaye warns the reader in … Continue reading

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