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The Lamp in the Desert

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First published in 1919. Ethel M. Dell was an English writer of popular romance novels.
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Dangermousie
Is this a good book? No way. Is it entertaining? A big resounding yes.

I confess to actually liking the unfortunate Hero of Lamp more than almost any other of Dell's stiff-upper-lip British upperclass heroes – in fact I prefer him to the rather crazed Heroine of this opus. It helps that this Hero has neither raped nor murdered anyone, unlike some of Dell's other heroes – in fact, when Heroine accuses him of murder of her previous husband (despite his swearing he did not) and indicates her repulsi
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Jackie
I absolutely loved this novel. Adventurous, romantic, an epic that I would think would have been made into a movie in the 1930s - lots of twists and turns. Beautifully written.
Katherine
This book was published in the early 20th Century. It was passed down to me from my grandma. She and my great great Aunt read it - which I think is pretty neat. It's a story about passion, patience and love. The author is very eloquent. It's written in lovely English from back in the day. If you love a good romance but without all the gory details (I think it would have been illegal in those days!) than this is the book for you. Check it out.
Trish Boese
4* Ethel M. Dell writes a heartbreaking story of love set in India a hundred years ago. This book is interesting and written in the classic style of an old-fashioned inspirational love story.
Maria Amerman
I love this author. Can't get enough. Her writing style is very unique and I live the dramatic suspense in this wonderful love story.
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Ethel May Dell was born on 2 August 1881 in Streatham, a suburb of London, England, UK. Her father was a clerk in the City of London and she had an older sister and brother. Her family was middle class and lived a comfortable life. She worked on a novel for several years, but it was rejected by eight publishers. Finally the publisher T. Fisher Unwin bought the book for their First Novel Library, a ...more
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