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The Old Ladies

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)

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Title:The Old Ladies
Walpole, Hugh   
(27 of 40 for author by title)
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Published:   1924
Publisher:Macmillan and Co., Limited
Tags:Christmas, fiction, film/TV adaptation

The book opens just before Christmas, many years ago. In the city of Polchester there was an old rickety building on the rock above an old grass-grown square. The house was a windy, creaky, rain-bitten place where three old ladies lived as tenants, including Miss Beringer, who moved in the day before.

Although Miss Beringer has a rather nervous personality, she is befriended by a kindly neighbour named Mrs. Amorest. Soon, however, she meets the third tenant, a strange woman who takes an interest in her one treasured possession, an amber figurine. Although it is the morning of Christmas Eve, the mood in the house soon turns ominous, despite Mrs Amorest's best efforts to foster a festive spirit... [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Walpole, Hugh

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was a British Novelist during the first half of the Twentieth Century. He was one of the most popular authors of his times, until his literary reputation was destroyed by Somerset Maugham.

His most famous novel is perhaps Rogue Herries, the first of four books in his Herries Chronicles series. He wrote thirty-six novels, and five volumes of short stories.

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