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Cost Price (Chandos #8)

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A story from Dornford Yates’ later career, of stolen treasure, set against a backdrop of World War II: adventure, a travelling circus and much more besides. Lots of favourite Yates characters are here, as well as some new ones, like the Portuguese mule in trousers, and a few striking villains. This is the legendary Chandos’ final fictional appearance. A tense, assured plot ...more
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Published March 12th 2001 by House of Stratus (first published January 1st 1949)
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Oct 21, 2016 Teresa Wright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely enjoyed this refreshing tale of adventure and descriptive accounts of the countryside.
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Not quite up to some of the other Chandos books for me. I love Dornford Yates, ancient attitudes, racism and all. He writes his time, it's not the time I live in now but I certainly wouldn't want the stories adulterated to make them politically acceptable! I really enjoy reading this sort of tight, fast adventure story AND I like to know how people were in the past not how we might prefer them to be now.

I didn't find the subsidiary characters as good as usual in this book, the last of the Chand
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Goodreads Librari...: Please add 1987 ed of Cost Price 3 13 Apr 26, 2015 11:13PM  
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Dornford Yates (real name Cecil William Mercer) was a popular British novelist.
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