Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a brilliant read, 26 Aug 2012
This review is from: A brother for Hugh (Hardcover)
James Hyde, who has spent most of his life being a dutiful & hard-working son, finally retires and sells his business, intending to have a more interesting time than he had been allowed to have while he was working for his domineering father. Just as he is starting to come to the conclusion that he is doomed to continue in much the same boring way of life that he had become used to, he gets talking accidentally to a man in a restaurant who bears a strong resemblance to him. Hugh Selkirk's life, however, has been anything but boring & he bets Hyde that they could change places for a fortnight without anyone noticing.

That was as far as I got when I started reading this many years ago, but had to take it back to the library unfinished. I had really enjoyed (and been highly intrigued by) the couple of chapters I had managed to read all those years ago, I was looking forward to finding out what happened next, but was a little worried - would it still seem as good as it had when I was a student?

This is one of Manning Coles' best books. It features Tommy Hambledon, although he is not the main character, and manages to be both thrilling and (intermittently) hilarious.

So was it as good as I had hoped? The answer, of course was a resounding 'Yes'.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

5.0 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: 5.00
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 207,043