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Manning Coles

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Drink to Yesterday (1940) 156 eksemplarer
A Toast to Tomorrow (1694) 108 eksemplarer
They Tell No Tales (1941) 73 eksemplarer
Green Hazard (1945) 69 eksemplarer
The Fifth Man (1946) 68 eksemplarer
The Basle Express (1956) 67 eksemplarer
Without Lawful Authority (1943) 65 eksemplarer
Now or never (1951) 62 eksemplarer
Night Train to Paris (1952) 55 eksemplarer
No Entry (1958) 52 eksemplarer
Brief Candles (1954) 51 eksemplarer
The Far Traveller (1956) 48 eksemplarer
The Man in the Green Hat (1955) 46 eksemplarer
Dangerous By Nature (1950) 43 eksemplarer
All That Glitters (1954) 41 eksemplarer
A Knife for the Juggler (1953) 40 eksemplarer
Not Negotiable (1949) 39 eksemplarer
With Intent to Deceive (1947) 39 eksemplarer
Alias Uncle Hugo (1952) 37 eksemplarer
Among Those Absent (1948) 34 eksemplarer
Come and Go: A Ghostly Comedy (1958) 33 eksemplarer
Let the Tiger Die (1947) 33 eksemplarer
Happy Returns: A Ghostly Comedy (1955) 29 eksemplarer
The Exploits of Tommy Hambledon (1952) 29 eksemplarer
Death of an Ambassador (1957) 26 eksemplarer
Concrete Crime (1960) 25 eksemplarer
Search for a Sultan (1961) 24 eksemplarer
The House At Pluck's Gutter (1963) 23 eksemplarer
Diamonds to Amsterdam (1949) 19 eksemplarer
Birdwatcher's quarry (1956) 17 eksemplarer
Duty free (1959) 10 eksemplarer
Great Caesar's ghost, (1943) 8 eksemplarer
Nothing to declare (1960) 8 eksemplarer
This Fortress (1942) 6 eksemplarer
The Dip 1 eksemplar
Smällen i Berlin 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke
Coles, Cyril Henry
Kort biografi
Manning and Coles were neighbors in East Meon, Hampshire. Coles worked for British Intelligence in both the World Wars. Manning worked for the War Office during World War I.

Many of the original exploits were based on the real-life experiences of Coles, who lied about his age and enlisted under an assumed name in a Hampshire regiment during World War I while still a teenager. He eventually became the youngest officer in British intelligence, often working behind German lines, due to his extraordinary ability to master languages.

Coles had two sons, identical twins and the Ghost stories were based on the tales he used to tell his young sons when he was 'back from his travels'.



4.5 stars
Not your typical WW2 spy thriller! Though there are some suspenseful moments (especially towards the end), this absorbing espionage novel (written in 1940) doesn't have gadgets or seduction scenes or even very many adventures so if that is what you are looking for, keep on searching. What it does have is a man living in Germany sending intelligence to Britain.

Some of the attitudes he espouses (particularly about Jews and blacks) may bother some readers but despite making me cringe, I think that they make him a more believable, fully rounded character. He is not a knight in shining armor but a real person with some great strengths but also some terrible flaws. This is my first Manning Coles book as I mistakenly thought it was the first in the series -- it won't be my last!… (mere)
leslie.98 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
I wavered between giving this 3.5 & 4* but decided on the higher rating because I couldn't help reading this book in one great gulp.

A word about the series order (both here on GR and elsewhere) - this book is actually #7 and really should be read BEFORE "Let the Tiger Die" which involves several of the same characters and clearly takes place after the events of this book. I didn't know that and read them in the order GR has listed rendering some of the surprise twists and suspense of this book ineffective. Of course, as my rating indicates, I still managed to enjoy it immensely :)… (mere)
leslie.98 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 27, 2023 |
Tommy spends his leave from the British Foreign Office Intelligence services helping the Home Secretary track down who has been engineering prison breaks. No spies but plenty of thrills and some rather nice crooks :)
leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
Lots of action in this thriller and as a bonus for fans of the series, Forgan and Campbell are involved :)
leslie.98 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 27, 2023 |



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