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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good.
i really enjoyed this novel. it wasn't quite MA's style (hardly surprising as it was written by her husband), but still really gripping.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mr Campion's Farthing
A Russian man disappears, the suicide rate in Russia is soaring and a local Tourist attraction seems to be attracting some very sinister visitors. Mr Campion investigates.

The foreword by the author, explaining the encouragement of his late wife Margery Allingham to continue the Campion series after her death makes this a difficult novel. This is not a good...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mr Campion's Farthing, 1 Jan 2011
A Russian man disappears, the suicide rate in Russia is soaring and a local Tourist attraction seems to be attracting some very sinister visitors. Mr Campion investigates.

The foreword by the author, explaining the encouragement of his late wife Margery Allingham to continue the Campion series after her death makes this a difficult novel. This is not a good book. Seemingly just a series of encounters between people, there is no real plot or narrative here. Carter has some decent ideas, the multiple suicides for one, but he does nothing with them. The characterisation is reasonable but largely wasted. The first chapter is excellent but that's it. Reading it, it's easy to get the sense that you could read the chapters in a random order and your comprehension of what's happening wouldn't change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good., 9 Dec 2012
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i really enjoyed this novel. it wasn't quite MA's style (hardly surprising as it was written by her husband), but still really gripping.
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5.0 out of 5 stars STORY FROM CHILDHOOD, 1 May 2014
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READ MANY OF THE CAMPION STOIES AS A CHILD,THOUGH THEY WERE ADULT BOOKS.
GOOD CHARACTER CAMPION,VERY WHIMSICAL.
WOULD RECOMMEND TO OVER 11YEAR OLDS AND TO ANYONE WHO LIKED AGATHA CHRISTIE
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1.0 out of 5 stars Correct attribution please, 29 Mar 2014
I really don't think it's honest to pretend this book is by Margery Allingham. For better or worse it's by Philip Youngman Carter. She may or may not have discussed the idea with him before she died - I am her biographer and can find no evidence that she did or did not. She certainly didn't write a word of it. I've reviewed it reasonably favourably elsewhere under the correct attribution. This edition is deliberately misleading and I'm surprised there's been no objection from the copyright holders.
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