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D. Appleton, 1915 - Blandings Castle (England : Imaginary place) - 347 pages
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Ashe Marson and Joan Valentine live in the same building and both make their living writing sensational fiction; they seem destined for each other, but when the absent-minded Lord Emsworth inadvertently pockets a precious scarab from the collection of J. Preston Peters, American millionaire and father of Aline Peters, who is engaged to Emsworth's son Freddie, Ashe and Joan find themselves pitted against each other, as both go under cover as domestics for a house party at Blandings Castle when Peters offers a handsome reward to anyone who can recover the scarab. 

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Page 132 - ... are on view on Tuesdays and Fridays. The church is Norman, and the intelligence of the majority of the natives palaeozoic. To alight at Market Blandings Station in the dusk of a rather chilly Spring day, when the south-west wind has shifted to due east, and the thrifty inhabitants have not yet lit their windows, is to be smitten with the feeling that one is at the edge of the world with no friends near. Ashe, as he stood beside Mr. Peters' luggage and raked the unsympathetic darkness with a dreary...
Page 135 - Betwixt the stirrup and the ground Mercy I asked, mercy I found.
Page 249 - He knew that he was still alive. More he could not say. The mists of sleep which still shrouded his brain and the shaking-up he had had from his encounter with the table, a corner of which he had rammed with the top of his head, combined to produce a dream-like state. And so the Efficient Baxter crawled on, and as he crawled his hand, advancing cautiously, fell on...

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