IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to... show more
IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead.
Publish date: March 28th 2013
Pages no: 162
Edition language: English
Series: Tommy and Tuppence (#1)
So I take it this is Christie’s second novel and her first attempt at writing an espionage-based plot, and great googly moogly, am I ever so glad she stuck mainly with murder mysteries after this. Don’t get me wrong! I really enjoyed The Secret Adversary. Tommy and Tuppence are a hoot! I loved their...
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