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Faithful Unto Death

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A book by Caroline Graham

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Author: Caroline Graham
Publisher: St Martins Pr
1 review about Faithful Unto Death

Incisive portrait of English life wrapped around mystery

  • Sep 11, 1998
Rating:
+3
Caroline Graham's England consists of close-packed villages surrounded by miles and miles of nothing worth seeing, of hard-working city businessmen and urban coppers looking down their slim trim noses at country people and their insular ways, of village bobbies who know the villagers and the cycles of the seasons but naught about investigative work, and of quaint self-assured English eccentrics and villagers whose lives rarely extend beyond the boundary line. I don't know if they exist in Cool Britannica today, but in Graham's world, their constricted lives, hidden passions and occasionally murderous impulses make fascinating reading.

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