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In the sixth acclaimed mystery from Anne Perry, Thomas and Charlotte Pitt must discover the truth of a young gentleman´s sordid murder - or an innocent man will hang. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger. ´The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry´s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes´ - Cleveland Plain Dealer The naked body of an aristocratic youth turns up in the sewers beneath Bluegate Fields, one of London´s most notorious slums. But Arthur Waybourne had been drowned in his bath, not in the Thames. More shocking still is the discovery that the boy had been violated and infected with syphilis before his murder. Despite Inspector Thomas Pitt´s efforts to investigate the crime, the family closes ranks, leaving him to wonder what they are hiding. All evidence points to Arthur´s tutor, Jerome, as the murderer, but Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, don´t believe the answer is so simple. But if not Jerome, then who? To learn the truth, Charlotte uses her familiarity with the upper classes to draw aside the curtain of lies, while Pitt defies his superior and the boy´s family to follow a trail that leads him into the foulest streets of London through a web of deceit. In a race against time, Thomas and Charlotte must find the real killer to save Jerome from the hangman´s noose. ´A thought-provoking whodunit´ ´Yet again Anne Perry keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. Her knowledge of Victorian London is remarkable ´ ´ Another winner for Anne Perry - five stars ´
One of the strongest pieces of imaginative writing for children that the past decade has produced and one of the most delicate and beautiful of all times, is ´´The Blue Bird,´´ by Maurice Maeterlinck, written as a play, and very successfully produced on the stage.Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck), has rendered this play in story form for children, under the title ´´The Children´s Blue Bird,´´ and in this form it has now been carefully edited and arranged for schools.Maurice Maeterlinck was born in Ghent, Belgium, August 29, 1862. Although trained for the practice of the law and moderately successful in it, he very early became dissatisfied with the prospect of a career at the bar. In 1887, the young man moved to Paris and turned his attention to writing. Shortly after, at the death of his father, Maeterlinck returned to Belgium where he has since resided most of the time. His career as an author practically began in 1889, when he published two plays. At this time he was quite unknown, except to a small circle, but soon, because of his remarkable originality, we find him being called ´´The Belgian Shakespeare,´´ and his reputation firmly established.Amidst his Belgian roses he continued to work and dream, and upon his youthful dreams he built his plays. They are all shadowy, brief transcripts of emotion, and illustrate beautifully his unity of purpose, of mood and of thought. Whether in philosophy, drama or poetry, Maeterlinck is exclusively occupied in revealing or indicating the mystery which lies only just out of sight beneath the ordinary life. In order to produce this effect of the mysterious he aims at extreme simplicity of style and a very realistic symbolism. He allows life itself to astonish us by its strangeness, by its inexplicable elements. Many of his plays are really pathetic records of unseen emotions.
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