2 edition of After the Armistice Ball found in the catalog.
Originally published in the UK by Constable, 2005.
|Statement||Carroll & Graf Publishers|
|Publishers||Carroll & Graf Publishers|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 51 p. :|
|Number of Pages||96|
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After the Armistice Ball A classic murder-mystery set among the struggling upper classes of 1920s Perthshire as, in the aftermath of the First World War, their comfortable world begins to crumble. TT, you definitely want to try these! After all, what period paints a mental picture more easily than the 1920s, with its flappers, cocktails, and jazz? What would be different about After the Armistice Ball book if it was written with a modern voice? Dandy must learn to trust her instincts and swallow most of her scruples if he is to uncover the truth and earn the right to call herself a sleuth.
I hoped she would show the proper Scottish reserve around money and not open it until I was gone - I had no idea if the sum I had enclosed was outrageously small, outrageously large or just right.
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It's no wonder that those fault lines eventually ruptured. Dandy is a totally believable lead character and entirely in keeping with the time in which the book is set.
When she's invited to her friend Daisy's party, she hesitates. I think the author wrote it like that because a lot of people thought Dandy was cold and sort of callous towards him.
Nevertheless, except for the long discussions, the results are entertaining. I imagine Wodehouse would have been quite delighted by a detente between characters being described as "frosty--no overnight thaw--but at the sorbet rather than the iceberg end of the scale. Also invited to the ball are the Duffys: Cold and proud Lena, her silent husband Gregory and their daughters Clemence and Cara.
How can a mother survive such loss? The prologue of After the Armistice Ball immediately wove its spell and took me right to that time when the fighting was finished, and people were taking their first tentative steps in a brand-new world. " my friend told me. After 20 pages I wondered if I would continue with this book but plowed on.
However it was the filling out the rest of the questions that intrigued me, especially with how many twists and turns this book threw at me - there were certainly times my head was spinning. Author: Catriona McPherson Publisher: Hachette UK ISBN: 9781780334080 Category: Fiction Page: 368 View: 457 The second classic whodunnit starring Dandy Gilver.
Dandy Gliver is bored now the war WWI is over, her husband safe and sound, and the children off at school. Unfortunately, Dandy just didn't work for me. The very strange thing is that if one lives one's life with this point of view, as though husbands barely exist, they do seem to fade.
If you read them and enjoy them, you're going to love Dandy Gilver.
Author: Catriona McPherson Publisher: Hachette UK ISBN: 9781444731866 Category: Fiction Page: 320 View: 970 A cosy Dandy Gilver mystery set in 1920s Scotland.