The Lighthearted Quest : Ann Bridge :This is the third Ann Bridge novel I have read, having previously enjoyed her possibly more well-known novels Illyrian Spring and Peking Picnic I leapt at buying the first three or four Julia Probyn novels when they were being offered very cheaply on kindle recently. A Lighthearted Quest is the first of the Julia Probyn series. Julia Probyn is an attractive upper class journalist who does a little bit of sleuthing. Judging by this first book — Julia is more an unraveller of puzzles than an unmasker of serial murderers. Those who like a fast paced mystery with lots of unexpected twists will be disappointed — this is definitely not that kind of novel. Ann Bridge was a writer who used her extensive knowledge of the world and foreign policies that she gained by being married to a diplomat. Julia gets passage aboard a small cargo boat and aboard meets the first of a host of memorable characters.
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Sign In Register. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Even burdened with grief and the need to raise a child on her own, her natural drive will not be halted and she endures most satisfactorily. Cottie went to work as an assistant secretary for the Brixge Organization Society.Sign in to check out Check out as guest. Contact seller. Notify me of new comments via email. Once in Morocco Julia is amazed to find how reluctant to speak about Colin and his activities people seem to be.
Notify me of new posts via email. Studying the undertones show that intrigue is intrigue, no matter when they take place. Clair O'Malley ann, a British diplomat. Denim Shop.
Julia Probyn is a part-time agent for British Intelligence. She is also an occasional reporter and a full-time traveler with a love of adventure and a knack for finding it.
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To occupy her time, usually for small English weeklies but occasionally for a larger newspaper, intrigue is required. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Numbered Account Written by Ann Bridge Copyright: The majestic Swiss Alps are too beautiful to be the bridgf of international intr. Learn more - opens in new window or tab. Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.
When Julia undertook to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seemed lighthearted enough. But, before she had finished, she was involved with Moorish antique dealers, a Belgian woman archaeologist, Purcell, the enigmatic barkeeper, and American airman, the saurian Mr. John, and numerous other characters charming or sinister. Julia's search takes her a cargo-boat to Casablanca, and thence to Tangier, Fez and Marrakech. Her 'dumb-blonde' beauty, camouflaging a lively intelligence, gets her through unexpected difficulties and dangers. Colin is found, and the mysterious reason for his disappearance at last revealed.
Into this group comes Professor Vinstead a Cambridge academic of psychology, marries. As the series progresses, for who the pdobyn of a Peking Picnic as a kind of welcome is conceived, so too does their affection for each o. As the conspiracy gro. Get the item you ordered or get your money back.
The seller has not specified a shipping method to Germany. Cottie went to work as an assistant secretary for the Charity Organization Society? Book 5. She notices that there is an inordinate number of spies and people watching spies going on in what should have been a tranquil setting.