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Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave

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Title:Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave
Rinehart, Mary Roberts   
(19 of 21 for author by title)
The Wall
The Swimming Pool
Preston, May Wilson   
Published:   1918
Publisher:George H. Doran Company
Tags:fiction, humour, war

A wonderfully charming story, set in WWI, about a young sergeant who has a penchant for getting into scrapes and drawing the ire of his general. This is the tale of what happens when he makes a rash bet and then gets his whole troop into a comical scrape on the eve of their last leave before embarkation.—Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Rinehart, Mary Roberts

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Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876–September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie. Rinehart published her first mystery novel The Circular Staircase in 1908, which introduced the "had I but known" narrative style. Rinehart is also considered the source of "the butler did it" plot device in her novel The Door (1930), although the exact phrase does not appear in her work.


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