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Absent Friends (Nell Bray #8)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  2 reviews
December 1918. The vote has been won at long last, the Great War is over and suffragette Nell Bray is standing for election. Everything seems to be falling into place for the dedicated activist. Yet, with a month to go to the first general election, Nell is still without party backing, writing desperately to friends and contacts to drum up support for her cause. Further, t ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Minotaur Books
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Kirsty Darbyshire

After hurling Mark Graham's book The Black Maria across the room (in an attempt to find something interesting to do with it as reading it was lulling me into a catatonic state) I wanted some confirmation that all historical mysteries weren't such unreadable garbage. Happily Linscott provided that confirmation.

The setting here is the general election called at the close of the first world war in 1918. This was the first British election in which women were eligible to vote and our protaganist Ne

Jun 09, 2008 Judy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of historical mysteries
This was one of my favourites out of the Nell Bray mysteries, which are all excellent. I wish Gillian Linscott was still writing them!
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Gillian Linscott introduced her popular suffragette/sleuth, Nell Bray, in the critically acclaimed Sister Beneath the Sheet. A BBC reporter turned full-time writer, she lives in Herefordshire, England.

Linscott has also published several titles under the pseudonym Caro Peacock.
More about Gillian Linscott...
Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1) Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, #10) The Perfect Daughter (Nell Bray, #9) An Easy Day for a Lady (Nell Bray, #4) Blood on the Wood (Nell Bray, #11)

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