Out of the Blue

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Florence, who has recently lost both her husband and her son, finds a strange young man dressed rather oddly sleeping in her summerhouse. It seems at first as though he has dropped in from a previous century with his clothes, his speech and his reactions to modern life. She befriends him, much to the disgust of her daughter, Amadea, who is feeling sore when a relationship ends and enlists a variety of friends to try and unravel the mystery.

In some way the stranger is connected with nearby Harlington Hall, and Florence has friends there who can help discover more about him.

I’m a fan of Charlotte Bingham’s books but was somewhat dismayed to find that this one seemed rather slow at first with too much discussion before anyone got around to doing something. However, once the action really started the story improved, and by the end it was as difficult to put down as most of her books.

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Published

Genre

Century

Price
(UK) £12.99

ISBN
(UK) 0593054407

Format
Hardback

Pages
352

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