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By Ann Bridge
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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is having her top yr ever.
She's touring the area at the tall send idea, and, in addition to greater than thirty different scholars, getting credits for an entire yr of highschool within the bargain.
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A Lighthearted Quest by Ann Bridge