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By Ann Bridge

ISBN-10: 1448200482

ISBN-13: 9781448200481

Whilst Julia undertook to discover her cousin, Colin Munro, final heard of cruising a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the search appeared lighthearted sufficient. yet, prior to she had accomplished, she used to be concerned with Moorish old purchasers, a Belgian lady archaeologist, Purcell, the enigmatic barkeeper, and American airman, the saurian Mr. St. John, and various different characters fascinating or sinister. Julia’s seek takes her a cargo-boart to Casablanca, and thence to Tangier, Fez and Marrakech. Her ’dumb-blonde’ attractiveness, camouflaging a full of life intelligence, will get her via unforeseen problems and risks. Colin is located, and the mysterious explanation for his disappearance eventually printed. . .

The first in a chain of 8 Julia Probyn novels, The Lighthearted Quest screens a mix of humour and event which transports us to unique locations and introduces us to unique humans, but in addition throws a great deal of gentle at the explosive political concerns that French Morocco encountered within the 50s.

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