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Titel: The Numbered Account
Verlag: Chatto & Windus
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Art des Buches: book
1960. 314 pages. Grey, pictorial dust jacket over brown cloth. Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks. Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing, foxing, tanning and wear over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1459421522RF
Inhaltsangabe: Julia Probyn, like most people, knew very little about anonymous numbered accounts in Swiss Banks. Until her cousin, Colin Munro, asked her to look into the matter of one containing a fortune, for his fiancée Aglaia Armitage, left to her by her Greek grandfather. Then Julia learned a great deal.
But besides bonds and debentures, old Mr. Thalassides, proved to have left documents of vital interest to the British Secret Service, and to other Powers as well, in the vault with them. When these disappear, the hunt begins...
Ann Bridge brings her characteristic wit, suspense and sense of adventure to the third book in the Julia Probyn series.
Über den Autor: Ann Bridge (1889-1974), or Lady Mary Dolling (Sanders) O'Malley was born in Hertfordshire. Bridge's novels concern her experiences of the British Foreign Office community in Peking in China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realized settings and demure social satire. Bridge went on to write novels around a serious investigation of modern historical developments. In the 1970s Bridge began to write thrillers centered on a female amateur detective, Julia Probyn, as well writing travel books and family memoirs. Her books were praised for their faithful representation of foreign countries which was down to personal experience and thorough research.
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