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A Charitable Body

A Charitable Body

A Novel of Suspense

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  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439177440 | 
  • September 2013
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CHAPTER 1
Change of Life


“Very nice,” said Rupert Fiennes, licking his tongue delicately around his lips. “Boiled is easily my favorite way of having an egg.”

“The easiest, anyway,” said his cousin Mary-Elizabeth rather grimly, as was her wont whenever anything even remotely connected to their new and only comparative penury came up. “Mrs. Tower always said it was a very poor sort of breakfast.”

“Oh, Mrs. Tower was devoted to bacon and sausages, to mushrooms and black pudding,” said Rupert. “We had to have them because she enjoyed... see more

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