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Fiction
Author: Margery Allingham
ISBN: 0718209613
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 320 pages
Publisher Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; New edition edition (November 1, 1973)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by Margery Allingham


published in 1923, this is a historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea.

First published in 1923, this is a historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea. Fiction Historical Cosy Mysteries Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Margery Louise Allingham is ranked among the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the Golden Age alongside Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author and Agatha Christie said of Allingham that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margery Allingham 'stands out like a shining light'. She was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a very literary family; her parents were both writers, and her aunt ran a magazine, so it was natural that Margery too would begin writing at an early age.

Электронная книга "Blackkerchief Dick", Margery Allingham. Preceding her much adored Albert Campion series, Blackkerchief Dick is a standalone novel that showcases the author's raw and evergreen writing. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Blackkerchief Dick" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Centring on a group of smugglers on Mersea Island in the 17th century, Allingham explores how true love and friendship can be found in the darkest of places.

First published in 1923, this is Margery Allingham's first novel, written at the age of nineteen  .

Blackkerchief Dick book. Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a magazine. Margery earned her first fee at the age of eight, for a story printed in her aunt's magazine.

Blackkerchief Dick - Margery Allingham. Blackkerchief Dick had not changed his position. A Tale of Mersea Island. The big pistol and the slender knife lay side by side on his small white palm, and he still smiled as he spoke again: Now my noble son of an ox, he began pleasantly, his white teeth shining, if it so happened that this day you had to die-- A hasty flush spread over the giant’s face, but otherwise he made no sign. Blackkerchief Dick continued, If, I say, he repeated, that this day you had to die, which of these beautiful toys would you choose as a means to death? He held his open hand a little nearer to the sailor.

Blackkerchief Dick was well received, but was not a financial success. She wrote several plays in this period and attempted to write a serious novel, but finding that her themes clashed with her natural light-heartedness, she decided instead to try the mystery genre. Margery Allingham: A Biography by Julia Thorogood (1991); revised as The Adventures of Margery Allingham as by Julia Jones (2009).

Margery Allingham was one of the highly reputed authors from England, who was famous for writing books based on the mystery and thriller genres

Margery Allingham was one of the highly reputed authors from England, who was famous for writing books based on the mystery and thriller genres. She was best remembered as an English author of golden age detective fiction novels, especially for the stories featuring the sleuth named Albert Campion. Author Margery was born as Margery Louise Allingham in Ealing, London, on May 20, 1904. She belonged to a family that totally involved in literature. Both her parents, Emily Jane and Herbert were both writers.

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item 3 Allingham f Dick (US IMPORT) BOOK NEW -Allingham f Dick (US IMPORT) BOOK NEW. £1. 3. Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London. Allingham wrote steadily through her school days, at first in Colchester and later as a boarder at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, where she wrote, produced, and performed in a costume play. After her return to London in 1920 she enrolled at the Regent Street Polytechnic, where she studied drama and speech training in a successful attempt to overcome a childhood stammer.

A vintage murder mystery. A vintage murder mystery. Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Nestled along the Adriatic coastline, the kingdom of Averna has suddenly - and suspiciously - become the hottest property in Europe, and Albert Campion is given the task of recovering the long-missing proofs of ownership. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion.

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Margery Allingham wrote this, her first novel, at an early age--but she came from a very literary family. It was written before she tried her hand at mystery novels. I believe both this and the following The White Cottage Mystery (her next effort which was a mystery) have been unavailable until recently, but Bloomsbury has issued both. I am about to start the latter (which BTW is pre-Campion). So, her writing progressed from novel to mystery to Campion mysteries (for which she is famous as a member of the British Golden Age of Mystery.

"Blackkerchief Dick" gets its name from the main character (who is quite a character) who wears a black kerchief over his hair. Compared to the other characters he's quite a dandy. The novel, while set on an island frequented by smugglers is mostly about a love triangle--Blackkerchief Dick, his rival Hal, and Anny (the latter two work at The Ship). It includes a host of characters ranging from very nice to very selfish.

I found it a relatively slow read and seemingly somewhat predictable--until the end. Similar to a mystery novel, there's a twist or two there which I certainly didn't expect. The light and dark are juxtaposed with fate--including a situation reminiscent of "Hamlet" for Hal. "The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune..." apply here. This fairy tale is more Grimm's than Hans Christian Anderson's. A quote from the book is also an appropriate addition to my quotes collection: p. 214: "The Lord gave women tears that their hearts might not break every day."
Ghile
Margery Allingham is one of the old-time great writers. I'm always pleased to find one of her books that I have not read yet.
Runemane
I don't know who is writing their taglines at audible.com, but if a listener is looking for an Albert Campion book, this is not it. This is a pre Campion story from Allingham, so if you are looking for the series character, you will not find it here. Time to clean up the product descriptions.