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And Be A Villain - Laurence Meynell
1939 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Watson, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Book shows no names etc, tighly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The dustwrapper shows no real loss, just minor shelf wear to edges, browning to spine
A nice 'fat' 7/6 book
A nice copy and very rare, even without jacket
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The Abandoned Doll - Laurence Meynell
1960 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Collins in London
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
The book is very clean and tight, no names or stamps - lovely example
The wrapper has no loss or tears, light surface rubs - nice and bright
WHEN A friend disappears how long is it before anyone thinks of murder ?
A nice example indeed
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More Deadly than the Male - Laurence Meynell
1964 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG++ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Book shows no names etc, tighly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The jacket shows no real loss, just minor shelf wear to edges
A nice copy
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Hooky Gets the Wooden Spoon - Laurence Meynell
1977 UK hardcover first edition, first impression, Macmillan, London
A fine book in fine unclipped dust jacket
Book shows no names etc, tighly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The wrapper has no loss or tears, still bright
Hooky Hefferman, the legendary womaniser and man about town, is summoned by his aunt to rescue a damsel in distress. A superbly plotted, witty and suspense filled novel
A nice copy and very rare, even without jacket
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Brief Biography
MEYNELL, Laurence (Walter). Also writes as Valeric Baxter; Robert Eton; Geoffrey Ludlow; A. Stephen Tring. British. Born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, 9 August 1899. Educated at St. Edmund's College, Ware, Hertfordshire. Served in the Honourable Artillery Company during World War I; Royal Air Force, 1939-45: mentioned in despatches. Married l)Shirley Ruth Darbyshire in i932 (died, 1955), one daughter; 2) Joan Belfrage in 1956. Articled pupil in a land agency in the I920's; worked as a schoolteacher and an estate agent. General Editor, Men of the Counties series, Bodley Head, publishers, London, 1955-57; Literary Editor, Time and Tide, London, 1958-60.

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