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Lower Than Vermin

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Title:Lower Than Vermin
Mercer, Cecil William  Writing under the pseudonym: Yates, Dornford   
(16 of 30 for author by title)
Maiden Stakes
Jonah and Co. (Berry #4)
Published:   1950
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:family life, fiction

Lower Than Vermin deals with the history of a noble family from about the time of Victoria's Diamond Jubilee until after the Second World War, much of it related by the governess, Miss Carson.

Centered upon an upper class brother and sister, money and romance and a time when the lower classes either knew their place or were put in it. Written at the time of the immediate post-war years of a Labour government in UK, (anathema to the author). [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:293 Info

Author Bio for Mercer, Cecil William

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Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960), better known by his pen-name, Dornford Yates, was a British author. Trained as a lawyer, he turned to writing in the 1920s. He is best known for a series of books featuring playboy Berry Pleydell. These books described Berry's wealthy, indolent life and his circle of friends. The books were very popular in the interwar years. Mercer also wrote a series of international thrillers centred around Richard Chandos, a suave crime solving detective. His work was influenced by the writings of Anthony Hope who was his uncle. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)

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