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Manning Coles is the pseudonym of two British writers, Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (18911959) and Cyril Henry Coles (18991965), 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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Average rating: 3.94 · 941 ratings · 154 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
Drink to Yesterday (Tommy H...

4.17 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1941 — 14 editions
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A Toast To Tomorrow (Tommy ...

4.43 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1940 — 18 editions
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The Fifth Man (Tommy Hamble...

3.70 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1946 — 12 editions
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Brief Candles

3.98 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1954 — 3 editions
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Without Lawful Authority (T...

4.25 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1943 — 7 editions
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The Far Traveller

3.88 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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Green Hazard (Tommy Hambled...

4.04 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1945 — 10 editions
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They Tell No Tales (Tommy H...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1941 — 7 editions
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Come and Go: A Ghostly Comedy

3.88 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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No Entry

3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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