Manning Coles

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Manning Coles is the pseudonym of two British writers, Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891–1959) and Cyril Henry Coles (1899–1965), who wrote many spy thrillers from the early 40s through the early 60s. The fictional protagonist in 26 of their books was Thomas Elphinstone Hambledon, who works for the Foreign Office.

Manning and Coles were neighbors in East Meon, Hampshire. Coles worked for British Intelligence in both the World Wars. Manning worked for the War Office during World War I. Their first books were fairly realistic and with a touch of grimness; their postwar books perhaps suffered from an excess of lightheartedness and whimsy. They also wrote a number of humorous novels about modern-day ghosts,
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Drink to Yesterday (Tommy H...

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4.17 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1940 — 48 editions
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A Toast To Tomorrow (Tommy ...

4.44 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1940 — 52 editions
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Without Lawful Authority (T...

4.32 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1943 — 20 editions
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The Fifth Man (Tommy Hamble...

3.96 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1946 — 28 editions
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Brief Candles

4.17 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1954 — 6 editions
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Green Hazard (Tommy Hambled...

4.20 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1945 — 8 editions
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They Tell No Tales (Tommy H...

4.26 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1941 — 9 editions
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The Far Traveller: A Ghostl...

4.13 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1956 — 10 editions
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Night Train to Paris (Tommy...

3.93 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1952 — 16 editions
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Alias Uncle Hugo (Tommy Ham...

4.20 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1952 — 16 editions
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“What slaves we are to our wretched carcasses, are we not?”
Manning Coles, Death of an Ambassador

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