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The Far Traveller (Ghost #3)

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Title:The Far Traveller (Ghost #3)
Author:
Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke  Writing under the pseudonym: Coles, Manning   
(6 of 14 for author by title)
The Fifth Man (Hambledon #6)
Drink to Yesterday (Hambledon #1)
Author:
Coles, Cyril Henry  Writing under the pseudonym: Coles, Manning   
(6 of 14 for author by title)
The Fifth Man (Hambledon #6)
Drink to Yesterday (Hambledon #1)
Published:   1956
Publisher:Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
Tags:fantasy, fiction, ghosts, mystery
Description:

The Far Traveller (1956) is a light and frothy tale by the creator of British spy Tommy Hambledon. Manning Coles gives us the Graf van Grauhegel and his servant Franz who, after being dead nearly a century and haunting the castle in the interval, rematerialize in order to right an old wrong so they may finally rest in peace. In the meantime, they also manage to star in a romantic musical movie based on the Graf’s life and filmed at the Graf’s castle on the Rhine as well as unmask a fraudulent medium. ...

This is a delightful ghostly romp—light on mystery, but full of fun and frolic.

Coles gives the reader likeable characters who partake in crazy antics which may be unrealistic, but are dazzling funny. Franz chasing housemaids while clanking about in armor; the Graf’s display of swordsmanship; their ghostly escape from jail; the befuddlement of black marketeers and the unmasking of charlatans—this could easily have been made into a comedic action movie.—Bev @ My Reader’s Block [Suggest a different description.]

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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

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

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