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The Lightning Conductor Discovers America

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Alice Muriel Williamson (1869-1933) was a British novelist. She was Charles Norris Williamson's (1859-1920) wife. Her former name was Alice Muriel Livingston, and she was introducing herself after her marriage as Mrs. C. N. Williamson. Her mystery A Women in Grey (1898) was translated and adapted into Japanese by Kuroiwa Ruiko by the title Yureito (Ghost Tower) in 1901. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 6th 2009 by Dodo Press (first published January 1st 1916)
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Hannah
This is one of my favorite reads of the month. It's fast-paced and lighthearted, and I loved the descriptions of the America of that day. It felt so much more intimate than an average travelogue, and the characters' adventures were often hilariously funny. The book is full of the characteristic Williamson turns of phrase I love, and is a good addition to the other favorites on my shelf.
Alisha Trenalone
Nov 28, 2012 Alisha Trenalone rated it it was ok
Typical Williamsons' fare, but things were kind of dragged out.
Molly and Jack, the protagonists of "The Lightning Conductor" are on their way to America to inspect a house that one of Molly's relatives has just left her. On their voyage they meet a beautiful young woman (Patsy) who is just returning home after years of education in France, a mysterious young man (Peter) who is traveling third-class and clearly has a PAST, and an interfering middle-aged widow (Mrs. Shuster) with too much money an
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Charles Norris Williamson (1859–1920) was a British writer, motoring journalist and founder of the Black and White who was perhaps best known for his collaboration with his wife, Alice Muriel Williamson, in a number of novels and travelogues.

Born in Exeter, Williamson was educated at University College, London, where he studied engineering. He spent eight years as a journalist on the Graphic befor
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