The Blackmailer



✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Blackmailer By Isabel Colegate ⚣ – E17streets4all.co.uk Anthony Lane is dead, a casualty of the Korean War, and at home in England he is praised a hero But Baldwin Reeves, who served with him, knows the truth Lane, a traitor and a coward, was executed igno Anthony Lane is dead, a casualty of the Korean War, and at home in England he is praised a hero But Baldwin Reeves, who served with him, knows the truth Lane, a traitor and a coward, was executed ignominiously by his own men Envious of the wealth and social position Lane possessed, Reeves decides to put his knowledge to good use by blackmailing his widow Judith Anxious to prevent a scandal and protect Lane s elderly mother from the disclosure of his disgrace, Judith seems to be wholly into Reeves s power But when The Blackmailer finds himself falling in love with his victim, the balance of power shifts, and the stage is set for an ironic and surprising conclusion Darkly humorous, with a wonderfully offbeat cast of characters and featuring the distinguished style for which she is known, The Blackmailerwas the first novel by Isabel Colegate, author of the modern classic The Shooting Party This edition, the first inyears, includes a new foreword by the author.The Blackmailer

Isabel Colegate was born in in London and was educated at Runton Hill School in Norfolk In she went into partnership with Anthony Blond, who was then starting a literary agency and would go on to found a publishing house, and in she married Michael Briggs, with whom she has a daughter and two sonsColegate s first novel, The Blackmailer, was published by Blond in and was followed by twonovels focusing on English life in the years after the Second World War A Man of Power and The Great Occasion These were later republished by Penguin in an omnibus volume, Three Novels, in Though she has written a number of other successful novels, as well as reviews for the Spectator, Daily Telegraph and TLS, Colegate is best known for her bestseller and major critical success The Shooting Party , which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was adapted for a now classic film version The book is still in print today with Counterpoint in the US and as a Penguin Modern Classic in the UK More recently, she has written the acclaimed novel Winter Journey and the non fiction work Pelican in the Wilderness Hermits and Solitaries Isabel Colegate was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in She and her husband live in SomersetValancourt Books.

The Blackmailer PDF/EPUB ò Paperback
    The Blackmailer PDF/EPUB ò Paperback and social position Lane possessed, Reeves decides to put his knowledge to good use by blackmailing his widow Judith Anxious to prevent a scandal and protect Lane s elderly mother from the disclosure of his disgrace, Judith seems to be wholly into Reeves s power But when The Blackmailer finds himself falling in love with his victim, the balance of power shifts, and the stage is set for an ironic and surprising conclusion Darkly humorous, with a wonderfully offbeat cast of characters and featuring the distinguished style for which she is known, The Blackmailerwas the first novel by Isabel Colegate, author of the modern classic The Shooting Party This edition, the first inyears, includes a new foreword by the author."/>
  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • The Blackmailer
  • Isabel Colegate
  • English
  • 11 June 2018
  • 1941147224

10 thoughts on “The Blackmailer

  1. says:

    Not as good as The Shooting Party but the novel still manages to hold it s own Already an adequate synopsis on offer Good atmosphere and well depicted secondary characters Well worth a look at.

  2. says:

    This is a good, but not fabulous debut novel I found the prose maybe slightly better than adequate The characters were real enough not flat, but also not quite fully developed It is quite short, and I think had she worked at it a bit , she might have found it worth giving us another 100 pages or so But then, maybe not I liked the premise of the storyline The GR description gives away too much of the plot, I think Certainly there could begoing on with her characters than she gi This is a good, but not fabulous debut novel I found the prose maybe slightly better than adequate The characters were real enough not flat, but also not quite fully developed It is quite short, and I think had she worked at it a bit , she might have found it worth giving us another 100 pages or so But then, maybe not I liked the premise of the storyline The GR description gives away too much of the plot, I think Certainly there could begoing on with her characters than she gives us I m having a hard time coming up with why I m not a bitenthusiastic However, it s just a solid 3 stars For me, that often means I found something wrong with it, but in this case it means I simply didn t find enough right with it to bump it up a level

  3. says:

    Now available Paperback EbookWebsiteUSUK Now available Paperback EbookWebsiteUSUK

  4. says:

    One of those novels that only the English can write, with a wry, unsentimental sophisticafion It s about a comically inept blackmailer whose victim, a young widow, turns out to bethan his match The secondary characters are a lot of fun the dotty family it is England , a lovestruck college student, a literary issario, and a fierce midget Not an extra word in this one.

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