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Drink to Yesterday (Hambledon #1)

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Title:Drink to Yesterday (Hambledon #1)
Author:
Coles, Cyril Henry  Writing under the pseudonym: Coles, Manning   
(5 of 14 for author by title)
The Far Traveller (Ghost #3)
Brief Candles (Ghost #1)
Author:
Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke  Writing under the pseudonym: Coles, Manning   
(5 of 14 for author by title)
The Far Traveller (Ghost #3)
Brief Candles (Ghost #1)
Published:   1940
Publisher:Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Tags:espionage, fiction, World War I, spy stories
Description:

Michael Kingston had a gift for languages, and at 17 enlisted and was drafted into the secret service, under Hambledon. They engineered the murder of a scientist breeding cholera germs, the arson of a Zepp plant, and the murder of Bodenheim. The death of Hambledon and of a German girl brought the wheel of murder full circle, and Kingston found himself haunted by blue devils when the Armistice came, unable to come to grips with himself or life.—Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Coles, Cyril Henry

Manning Coles was the pseudonym of two British writers, Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891–1959) and Cyril Henry Coles (1899–1965), who wrote many spy thrillers from the early 1940s through the early 1960s.

Manning and Coles were neighbors in East Meon, Hampshire. Coles worked for British Intelligence in both the World Wars. Manning worked for the War Office during World War I. Their first books were fairly realistic and with a touch of grimness; their postwar books perhaps suffered from an excess of lightheartedness and whimsy. Many of the original exploits were based on the real-life experiences of Coles, who lied about his age and enlisted under an assumed name in a Hampshire regiment during World War I while still a teenager. He eventually became the youngest officer in British intelligence, often working behind German lines, due to his extraordinary ability to master languages.

Manning Coles is best known for the creation of the Tommy Hambledon series which began in 1940. The fictional protagonist in the 26 Hambledon series books was Thomas Elphinstone Hambledon, who works for a department of the Foreign Office, usually referred to in the novels as “MI5”.

—bookseriesinorder.com/manning-coles; Wikipedia

Author Bio for Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke

Manning Coles was the pseudonym of two British writers, Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891–1959) and Cyril Henry Coles (1899–1965), who wrote many spy thrillers from the early 1940s through the early 1960s.

Manning and Coles were neighbors in East Meon, Hampshire. Coles worked for British Intelligence in both the World Wars. Manning worked for the War Office during World War I. Their first books were fairly realistic and with a touch of grimness; their postwar books perhaps suffered from an excess of lightheartedness and whimsy. Many of the original exploits were based on the real-life experiences of Coles, who lied about his age and enlisted under an assumed name in a Hampshire regiment during World War I while still a teenager. He eventually became the youngest officer in British intelligence, often working behind German lines, due to his extraordinary ability to master languages.

Manning Coles is best known for the creation of the Tommy Hambledon series which began in 1940. The fictional protagonist in the 26 Hambledon series books was Thomas Elphinstone Hambledon, who works for a department of the Foreign Office, usually referred to in the novels as “MI5”.

—bookseriesinorder.com/manning-coles; Wikipedia

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