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Mrs. Searwood's Secret Weapon

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Mrs. Searwood, a mature widow, lived alone in England while the Second World War went on and on. One day she was adopted by the three-hundred-year-old spirit of a lonely American Indian. Then, suddenly, she gave in to her only daughter's "truly awful drive for organizing," and left the dangers of London for the tranquility of Lower Pupton le Soeu
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published February 1954 by Little, Brown & Company
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Feb 07, 2011 Skedatt rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed the light-hearted humor of the whole story. There is something about a widow of some years and a ghost (he prefers the term spirit) and their friendship that works really well. (It is well to keep in mind that this book was published in 1954 and is about WWII.)

One of my favorite quotes: After realizing that there is a man clad only in a breech cloth at the bus stop with her "She was so shocked that for a second she could say nothing and then retreated behind platitudes to recover from
Oct 18, 2015 Hailmary rated it it was amazing
Very cosy, very oldfashioned, very British. Although the author considers all wormen to be stupid and 54 year old wormen as elderly, the book made me very happy.
Mar 25, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing
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A thin story but lovingly told, about a widow in Britain during WWII and her adventures with the spirit of a Red Indian. The period detail alone makes for a fascinating read.
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Jul 29, 2012 Judy rated it really liked it
I loved it! So Brittish and so quaint. A great quick read.
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As Leonard Holton:
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