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By Phil Rickman

The first in the historically wealthy, atmospheric mystery sequence that includes lady exorcist Reverend Merrily Watkins

The new vicar had by no means sought after a picture-postcard parish—or an enormous and haunted vicarage. Nor had she desired to stroll right into a dispute over a debatable play a few 17th-century clergyman accused of witchcraft, a narrative that yes original households could really remained imprecise. yet this can be Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets and techniques. A paradise of cobbled streets and timber-framed homes. And also—as Merrily Watkins and her teenage daughter, Jane, discover—a village the place bad homicide is a convention that spans centuries.

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His dignity, his scholarship, his courtly manners— 42 “Yes, you’re right,” Warren said wryly. “It’s my uncle. Now I’ll tell you about it … and don’t laugh, because it’s absolutely serious. “He’s a very good fellow, Uncle Warpus is; you’ve got to understand that. He got into this position through the ordinary, human behaviour that might happen to anybody, but others mightn’t think so. All politicians ought to have a chance every once in a while to blow off steam. Otherwise they’re apt to go mad and chew off an ambassador’s ear, or something.

In some ways,” said Warren, rather admiringly, “it was the funniest thing I ever heard. Uncle Warpus had had to repress his sense of humour for some time. But I happened to know of his talent for making burlesque political speeches … Wow! What he did was to give his free, ornamental, and uncensored opinion of the ways of government, the people in the government, and everything connected 46 with it. Then he went on to discuss foreign policy and armaments. He addressed the heads of Germany, Italy, and France, explaining exactly what he thought of their parentage and alleged social pastimes, and indicating where they could thrust their battleships with the greatest possible effect … ” Warren wiped his forehead rather dazedly.

Said Captain Thomassen Valvick, with an air of inspiration. “I tell you, maybe. ” asked Morgan. Captain Valvick uttered one of his amiable snorts and bent his big shoulders. Even though the deck was rolling and pitching in a way that made the deck-chairs slide into each other, he stood upright without difficulty. His long sandy-reddish face was etched out in wrinkles of enjoyment, and behind very small gilt-rimmed spectacles his pale-blue eyes had an almost unholy twinkle. He wrinkled them up; he snorted again, hoarsely, through his sandy moustache, pulled down his large tweed cap over one ear, and made a massive gesture that would have been as heavy as a smaller man’s blow.

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