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Look, Stranger
Mary Hocking
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Look, Stranger

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When Matthew Vereker arrives from the American Mid-West on a year's exchange as vicar of All Hallows on Helmsley Island, he thinks there are no people in England, but only 'members of classes dying behind their stockades'. He soon finds that the reality is more complicated. Helmsley Island, once known as Smugglers' Island, is cluttered with smart bungalows, decaying cottag ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published July 14th 2016 by Policy Press
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Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having enjoyed my Mary Hocking reading this month so much I decided to squeeze just one more in – having originally planned to read only three. Look, Stranger arrived from ebay last week – a nice ex-library copy with an attractive dust jacket – it may have been the cover that convinced me to read it right away.
Look, Stranger is a novel about change, changes in people, lives, and landscape and the challenges these changes bring to the people of a fictional island community. The arrival of a stran
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Born in in London in 1921, Mary was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls School, Acton. During the Second World War she served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (Wrens) attached to the Fleet Air Arm Meteorology branch and then briefly with the Signal Section in Plymouth.

Writing was in her blood. Juggling her work as a local government officer in Middlesex Education Department with writing, at f
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