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Gimlet Comes Home (Gimlet #3)

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Title:Gimlet Comes Home (Gimlet #3)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(60 of 100 for author by title)
Gimlet Gets the Answer (Gimlet #9)
Gimlet Bores In (Gimlet #7)
Published:   1946
Publisher:University of London Press, Ltd.
Tags:adventure, fiction, Scotland

This, the first post World War II story, starts with Cub, Copper and Trapper meeting for a reunion dinner with Gimlet at the Ritz Hotel in London. Bizarrely, Gimlet doesn’t turn up! Investigating the mystery, our three heroes travel to Lorrington Hall in the village of Lorrington, Devon, and find out from a very unhelpful butler and a helpful gardener that Gimlet has inherited an estate in Scotland and was last known to be there. Travelling to Scotland our heroes discover a suspicious pub called the Glencarglas Arms as one of the nearest premises to Gimlet’s isolated estate. An old tin mine is on the track to Gimlet’s estate and Cub, Copper and Trapper go to look round it. Here, to their utter astonishment, they find an unconscious Gimlet at the bottom of a remote shaft.

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Pages:143 Info

Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)

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William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)

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