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The Dancing Floor (Sir Edward Leithen #3)
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Though I read this book with different - older - eyes than I did the first time around, my hope of comfort was not disappointed. John Buchan wri ...more
The story, narrated by Sir Edward Leithen, a respected barrister, follows his friendships with two very different people and the peculiar, terrifying scenes they end up dragging him into. Vernon Milburne is still in his teens when Leithen meets him and is immediately struck by his unusual qualit ...more
Some parts of the story line left me a bit cold, and the narrative voice was a bit detached for my taste, but it had one amazing theme...
One of the central characters has this recurring dream of lying in his bed in his bedroom. There is a ...more
Vernon Milbourne, orphaned since childhood and haunted by a recurring dream, is friends with the protective lawyer and MP Sir Edward Leithen.
An Aegean cruise takes them to the mysterious island of Plakos, where Vernon is fascinated by the island's myths.
Local superstitions turn to menace as Vernon's encounter with a beautiful woman results in obsession and adventure.
Buchan was educated at Glasgow and Oxford Universities. After a brief career in law he went to South Africa in 1902 wh ...more