[epub] Look to the Lady ↠ Margery Allingham



10 thoughts on “Look to the Lady

  1. says:

    BOTTOM LINE Another lovely totally unbelievable romp with Albert Campion and friends both respectable and otherwise as he undertakes to guard the heir to an old family and their VIP secret Still shows Albert as uite peculiar and vapidvague but Allingham is gradually bringing the character into better focus in this third book The Gyrth family is rural County Aristocracy very very old and with lots of peculiar history behind it Their home i

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    Recently I have been reading the Albert Campion series I have struggled with Margery Allingham before and although I have enjoyed the first two books in the series I was underwhelmed by this The mystery opens well We have Val Gyrth

  3. says:

    This is my 3rd ‘Albert Campion’ mystery of 19 written by Margery Allingham and I’m growing to like the idiosyncratic adventurer cum detective with his blue blooded heritage and underworld connections Something of a hybrid between Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey he has a pinch of Shakespeare’s Prince Hal thrown in for

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    Three cheers for Margery Allingham With each book her creation the bespectacled deceptively foolish Albert Campion becomes better and better Look to the Lady the third novel in this Golden Age series is the best I’ve read yet Campion the pseudonym for a disinherited younger son and self proclaimed “junior adventurer” reunites an estranged father and son — and just in time The pair are the caretakers of a priceless Chalice they’re

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    This is another example of a book I first read about 20 years ago and upon re reading discovered it is way better than my memory thought it is I only remembered about one sentence in the book and I was happy to see that I remembered it correctly take THAT middle ageSo even though I had already read this book it struck me as newAl

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    Not sure why this took so long Maybe I had it in the wrong place On the bedstand but I was always reading the kindle in bed Then I decided to see if not using electronics before bed would help me sleep better and

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    One of the three great dames of British detective mysteries I find it a bit strange that all three created detectives that came acr

  8. says:

    Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mysteryI made the proofing F1 of this book for Distributed Proofreaders Canada and it will be published by Faded Page

  9. says:

    Loved this one Gave me the same warm and fuzzy feelings that reading Enid Blyton's mysteries Famous Five Secret Seven the 'Mystery o

  10. says:

    Although an improvement

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The Gyrth family had guarded the Gyrth Chalice for hundreds of years It was held by them for the British Crown Its antiuity its beauty the legends that were connected with it all combined to make it uniue It was irreplaceable No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying Kept in a windowless chapel and protected by a fearsome curse the Chalice should be impervious to thievery But this is 1930 and the crooks have all the advantages of the modern world Chief among these is the craving for publicity to which at least one me. BOTTOM LINE Another lovely totally unbelievable romp with Albert Campion and friends both respectable and otherwise as he undertakes to guard the heir to an old family and their VIP secret Still shows Albert as uite peculiar and vapidvague but Allingham is gradually bringing the character into better focus in this third book The Gyrth family is rural County Aristocracy very very old and with lots of peculiar history behind it Their home is at least a thousand years old and extremely spooky and they possess a valuable chalice that is reputed to be even older around which a lot of pagentry is directed when the eldest son of a family turns 25 Val Garth is about to do so and has been kidnapped by some strange people with Campion turning up just in time to help him out of that jam and to return to his family to undergo initiation into The Family Secrets But all sorts of sinister folks are about and it soon becomes obvious that someone wants that chalice very badly and will stop at nothing to get it Various attempts to steal it are made and Campion must call on all his skills and many of his peculiar friends to solve the assorted mysteries around the Gyrth Chalice along with a wild horse a band of gypsies an odd archeologist a wild woman and a witch her demented son and the various denizens of Tower House itself where the Chalice is rumoured to be kept safely hidden A fast pace very likeable folks and hiss a ble villains lots of perilous situations and in the nick of time rescues and the affable Albert Campion pulling all the strings makes for a thoroughly lovely afternoon s read Still a treat even after many years and several rereadsNOTE TV VERSION WONDERFUL highly recommended circa 1990 with Peter Davison as Campion entire series great fun actually just about perfect unlike some of the later attempts at updating Christie et al

CHARACTERS Look to the Lady

Look to the Lady

Treasure trove The vague bespectacled Albert Campion doesn't look like he'll be much help against them But looks can be deceptive Fleeing London for the supposed safety of the village of Sanctuary in Suffolk Campion and his trusty assistant Luggand come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature When Val's aunt is found dead with an expression of terrified and terrifying shock upon her face Campion must preserve not only the safety of Chalice but also that of the Gyrth family Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds but can he foil supernatural force. Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mysteryI made the proofing F1 of this book for Distributed Proofreaders Canada and it will be published by Faded Page

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Mber of the Gyrth clan has succumbed Her careless chatter about the Chalice seems to have called up all manner of misfortunes of which larceny is just the beginning Finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt Percival St John Wykes Gryth current heir to the Gyrth family and guardian elect of the Chalice suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble Unexpected news to him but not to the mysterious Mr Campion who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring of wealthy thieves intent on supplementing their own private. Three cheers for Margery Allingham With each book her creation the bespectacled deceptively foolish Albert Campion becomes better and better Look to the Lady the third novel in this Golden Age series is the best I ve read yet Campion the pseudonym for a disinherited younger son and self proclaimed junior adventurer reunites an estranged father and son and just in time The pair are the caretakers of a priceless Chalice they re holding for the Crown and Campion s gotten wind that a theft ring has its eye on the Chalice While such a plot would be pretty clich in the hands of some novelists Allingham breathes new life into it and I finished the novel in a single day Allingham introduces uite a few twists and adds on a most satisfactory ending Lovers of Dame Agatha or Dorothy L Sayers will not regret making Campion s acuaintance