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Case of the 'Hail Mary' Celeste


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'It was Tuesday the second of December 1947 when Jenny the Spiddler walked into my office: almost a month before they nationalised my mother.'

Jack Wenlock is the last of the Railway Goslings: that fabled cadre of railway detectives created at the Weeping Cross Railway Servants' Orphanage, who trod the corridors of the GWR trains in the years 1925 to 1947. Sworn to uphold the name of God's Wonderful Railway and all that the good men of England fought for in two world wars, Jack keeps the trains free of fare dodgers and purse-stealers, bounders and confidence tricksters, German spies and ladies of the night.

But now, as the clock ticks down towards the nationalisation of the railways Jack finds himself investigating a case that begins with an abducted great aunt, but soon develops into something far darker and more dangerous. It reaches up to the corridors of power and into the labyrinth of the greatest mystery in all the annals of railway lore – the disappearance in 1915 of twenty-three nuns from the 7.25 Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, or the case of the 'Hail Mary' Celeste.

Shady government agents, drunken riverboat captains, a bandaged bookseller, a missing manuscript, a melancholic gorilla and a 4070 Godstow Castle engine – the one with a sloping throatplate in the firebox and the characteristic double cough in the chuffs – all collide on a journey that will take your breath away. - See more at: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/the-case-of-...

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Autor Pryce, Malcolm
Editura Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensiuni 202 x 248 x 24
Data Publicarii 24/09/2015
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 352
Descriere RO „Era marti, 2 decembrie 1947, cand Jenny Spiddler a intrat in biroul meu: cu aproape o luna inainte sa-mi nationalizeze mama.” Jack Wenlock este ultimul dintre Goslings Railway: acel cadru fabulos de detectivi de cale ferata creat la Weeping Cross Railway Orfanatul Servitorilor, care a calcat pe coridoarele trenurilor GWR in anii 1925-1947.
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„Era marti, 2 decembrie 1947, cand Jenny Spiddler a intrat in biroul meu: cu aproape o luna inainte sa-mi nationalizeze mama.” Jack Wenlock este ultimul dintre Goslings Railway: acel cadru fabulos de detectivi de cale ferata creat la Weeping Cross Railway Orfanatul Servitorilor, care a calcat pe coridoarele trenurilor GWR in anii 1925-1947.
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