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    The sudden, tragic death of her husband leaves Caroline Evans alone in New York City to raise her children with little money and e

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    “Julian Trent, you have been found guilty by this court of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent family

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    Two female agents of Operation Cream Cake—double agents and honey traps against the KGB—are murdered. Bond must find the ot

  • Shutter Island

    Dennis Lehane's masterpiece of mystery and suspense-brought to life for the first time as a graphic novel In 1954, U.S. Marshal T

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    A blizzard brings a city to a standstill and ushers in an evil that defies imagination in this gripping tale from #1 New Yor

  • Four to Score (Stephanie Plum Novels)

    A Featured Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Main Selection of the Mystery GuildJa

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    Clancy shows how an ordinary man crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the

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Francis Beeding biography

Beeding

 

 

Francis Beeding

Hilary Aidan Saint George Saunders

(1898 - 1951)

Hilary Aidan Saint George Saunders (1898 - 1951) was a British author. Saunders was born in Clifton, near Bristol. Saunders went by several noms-de-plume: "Francis Beeding" (writing in tandem with John Palmer), "Barum Browne" (with Geoffrey Dennis), "Cornelius Cofyn" (with John deVere Loder), "David Pilgrim" (with John Palmer), and "John Somers" (with John Palmer). A chronicler of World War II and biographer of Robert Baden-Powell, Saunders was Librarian of the House of Commons Library from 1946-1950, when he retired because of ill health. Saunders became known during World War II for his books and pamphlets, The Battle of Britain, Bomber Command, Coastal Command, etc., which he wrote officially and anonymously for the Government, and subsequently for the Red Beret and Green Beret. The Sleeping Bacchus is his scarce first and only novel, the story of an art robbery. Saunders was also a postWar commentator on the Scouting movements during World War II, chronicled in The Left Handshake, written in 1948.

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