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Blackkerchief Dick,9781448207022

Blackkerchief Dick

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/25/2013
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Reader
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Summary

A historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea.

Author Biography

Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London.

Allingham wrote steadily through her school days, at first in Colchester and later as a boarder at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, where she wrote, produced, and performed in a costume play. After her return to London in 1920 she enrolled at the Regent Street Polytechnic, where she studied drama and speech training in a successful attempt to overcome a childhood stammer.

The Allinghams retained a house on Mersea Island, a few miles from Layer Breton, and here Margery Allingham found the material for her first novel, the adventure story Blackkerchief Dick (1923) which was published when she was nineteen. Two years earlier she had participated in a series of séances, during which messages ostensibly from seventeenth-century pirates and smugglers were received.
The White Cottage Mystery was her first essay in detection, written as a serial for the Daily Express in 1927 and published as a book a year later.

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