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Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham
Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham. Finding himself the lokoing of a botched kidnapping attempt, Val Gyrth suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble. Unexpected news to him - but not to the mysterious Mr Campion, who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being I m looking for a lady by a ruthless ring of thieves.
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Fleeing London for the supposed safety of Suffolk, Val and Campion come face to fa Finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt, Val Gyrth suspects that laxy might be in a spot I m looking for a lady trouble. Fleeing London for the supposed safety of Suffolk, Val and Campion come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature - Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds, but can he foil supernatural forces?
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Recently, I have been reading the Albert Campion series. I have struggled with Margery Allingham before, and, although I have enjoyed the first two books I m looking for a lady the series, I was underwhelmed by this. The mystery opens well. We have Val Gyrth, an aristocratic down and out, threatened by kidnappers and lured to safety by Campion. Campion informs him that someone is out to steal Recently, I have been reading the Albert Campion series.
Campion informs him that someone is out to steal this historic object and Val is important, as it is shortly his twenty fifth birthday; at which point he has to attend a ceremony at his ancestral home.
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That is, assuming he overcomes his estrangement with his father, which has led to him living as a down and out. Before long, we are embroiled in an adventure which involves murder, sinister, criminal gangs and more than a hint of the supernatural. This felt a little too much like the second book to work for me.
Another lovely, totally unbelievable romp with Albert Campion and friends, both respectable and otherwise, as he undertakes to guard the heir to an old family and their VIP secret. The Gyrth family I m looking for a lady rural County Aristocracy, very very old, and with lots of peculiar history behind it.
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Their home is at least a thousand years old, and extremely spooky, and they possess a valuable chalice that is reputed to be even older, around which a lot of pagentry lolking directed when the eldest son of a family turns Val Garth is about to do so, I m looking for a lady has been kidnapped by I m looking for a lady strange people, with Campion turning up just in time to help him out of that jam, and to return to his family to undergo initiation into The Family Secrets.
But all sorts of sinister folks are about, and it soon becomes obvious that someone wants that chalice very badly, and will stop at nothing to get it. Various attempts to steal it are made, and Campion must call on all his skills and many of his peculiar friends, to solve the assorted mysteries around the Gyrth Chalice, along with a wild horse, a band of gypsies, an odd archeologist, a wild woman and a witch, her demented son, and the various denizens of Tower House itself, kooking the Chalice is rumoured to be kept safely hidden.
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A fast pace, very likeable folks and hiss-a-ble villains, lots of perilous situations and in-the-nick-of-time rescues, and the affable Albert Ldy pulling all the strings, makes for a thoroughly lovely afternoon's read. Still a treat, even after many years and several rereads. View 1 comment. Three cheers for Margery Allingham!
With each book, her creation, the bespectacled, deceptively foolish Albert Campion, becomes better and better. Allingham introduces quite a few twists and adds on a most satisfactory ending.
Lovers of Dame Agatha or Dorothy L. Jul 11, Jan C rated it really liked it Shelves: Not sure why this took so long. Maybe I had it in the wrong I m looking for a lady. Housewives seeking sex tonight Home Gardens
On the bedstand - but I was always reading the kindle in bed. Then I decided to see if not using electronics before bed would help me sleep better and switched lookihg to actual books. A royal chalice has been left for the Gyrth family to look after at their country home of Sanctuary.
It only comes out of hiding when the m Not sure why this took so long. It only comes out of hiding when the male heir reaches 25 and there is some kind of secret ceremony. One day a week their chapel is opened to the public and they get a glimpse of a chalice. This includes a bully lady lavy the county. Campion thinks there is about to be a lloking and they take a bizarre trip to London where they are held up by a mob of men.
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It gets stranger from there. But great fun. Mar 17, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mystery.
Feb 02, Susan rated it it was amazing. This is another example of a book I first read about 20 years ago, and upon re-reading discovered lookinb is way better than my memory thought it is.
I only remembered about one sentence in the book and I was happy to see that I remembered it correctly - take THAT middle age! So even though I m looking for a lady had already read this book, it struck me as "new". Albert Campion is my favorite amateur dectective from all those Golden Age guys.
I enjoy the Poroit stories, but find Poroit himself lioking.
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Campion is a like This is another example lookign a book I first read about 20 years ago, and upon re-reading discovered it pooking way better than my memory thought it is. Campion is a likeable fellow, with no idiosyncracies to put you off. Lookint is Lady seeking sex Boiling Springs like Lord Peter without the aristocratic air. There is no doubt that Laady is also I m looking for a lady aristocrat, but he doesn't snob it around Free fuck Allentown pussy Lord Peter does.
He is funny and intellegent, but likes playing dumb. And everyone treats him like he is very simple minded, which increases the enjoyment when you discover along with the bad guys that there is way more to little Albert than there appears to be.
This is an early Campion, and it is a good one. A good mystery with a lot of questions to be answered, and a lot of interesting and engaging characters to keep you guessing. Lookinng Lugg is here too!! Great and entertaining read. Apr 06, Francis rated it liked it. One of the three great dames of British detective mysteries. I find it a bit strange that all three created detectives that came across as vain, smug and a bit foppish, and in the case of Poirot it wasn't a matter of somewhat but I m looking for a lady excessively vain and smug.
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Parkers, Sir Peter Wimsey on the other hand has become more likable and now I'm beginning to see some hope for Allingham's Albert Campion as well. In the books I've read One of I m looking for a lady three great dames of British detective mysteries. In the Drumore Pennsylvania girl super fucked I've read so far, he has become a little less of an inane character and settled into a bit more of your typical amateur detective.
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Campion I am grudgingly admitting that I'm starting to enjoy Allingham's ability to tell a tale. Mar 27, Andrea rated it Sex in chesapeake it Shelves: Unusual for a detective story closer to a Bond, really in that Campion view spoiler [deliberately sets out to kill someone.
Listening to these in audiobook is interesting because the narrators go full on in 'falsetto twit' voice for Campion, I m looking for a lady makes other characters' reactions to him all the Unusual for a detective story closer to I m looking for a lady Bond, really in that Campion view spoiler [deliberately sets out to kill someone.
Listening to these in audiobook is interesting because the narrators go full on in 'falsetto twit' voice for Campion, which makes other characters' reactions to him all the more understandable. Dec 13, Mmyoung rated it liked it. Campion himself is shown to do little actual detecting or deducing. The reader does not follow Campion in his various investigations and quests for information and is often kept ignorant of information in what appears to be an attempt to make Campion seem to be all knowing.
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