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The Man In The Mews

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  1 Review
237 pages
Published 1964 by Eyre & Spottiswoode
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Seabear
Nov 25, 2009 Seabear rated it liked it
A good afternoon read but not my favourite of the Packer novels. Not set on the rolling velds on Constantia Valley for a change, this novel shifts to London but with South African immigrants. A little creepy in parts, a little darker than other Packer novels, I found myself missing references to golden vinyards, the vibrancy of the Cape 'coloureds' and the lives of the South African people in the mid century setting.
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Packer was born and educated in Cape Town, graduating as a journalist from the University of Cape Town. She worked initially as a free-lance journalist, in 1931 becoming a reporter for London's Daily Express. After this she spent time on radio in Hong Kong as well as a stint writing for British publications in the Balkans. World War II saw her as a broadcaster to South Africa for the BBC, then ...more
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