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Emmuska Orczy
Birth date: September 23, 1865
Died: November 12, 1947
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
Ye gods! the irony of it all! Had she not been called the cleverest woman in Europe at one time? Chauvelin himself had thus acclaimed her, in those olden days, before she and he became such mortal enemies, and when he was one of the many satellites that revolved round brilliant Marguerite St. Just. ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 year ago
Very easy and fast read. It would have been the type of book I would have adored as a kid in that liminal space where high reading skills put you beyond children's books but maturity does not really afford you adult reads. So yeah, classic adventures for the win. The devise of telling the story fr...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
Memorial Day Weekend -- Labor Day 2018 The Books: Fiction Eric Ambler: The Mask of Dimitrios (new / print) **** Phyllis Bottome: The Lifeline (new / ebook-to-printed-PDF) ***1/2 John le Carré: The Tailor of Panama (revisited on audio, narrated by the author) ****1/2 Agatha Christie: N or M? (revis...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Oh, what a glorious prelude to the 2018 Summer of Spies. Maybe not a "spy" novel in a narrower sense, but writing in 1902 and leagues ahead of her time, Orczy created the first book of what would become a series of perfect swashbucklers, starring a power couple in which the heroine is every bit he...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
This is a collection of twelve stories taken from the first two (of three) books featuring the "Old Man in the Corner," one of Emmuska Orczy's very first literary creations and -- but for Edgar Allan Poe's M. Dupin (who solves the Mystery of Marie Rogêt solely based on a number of newspaper articles...
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