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Great book, shame this reading is abridged,
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This review is from: The Body in the Library (Audio Cassette)
Ian Masters reads competently, but you really need the full text to appreciate the setting and the characters. The action mainly takes place in an upmarket seaside hotel in the 30s that provides bridge and dancing partners. The characters range from the wealthy Bantries through the louche film industry hanger-on Basil Blake to the dancers themselves (one of them is the body). Christie turns a beady but not unsympathetic eye on their "cheap finery" and attempts to make a living while fawning on their rich customers.