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The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers

Two Novels

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 133,324 / 376 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 599
Added to site: 2006.08.11
mnybks.net#: 14643
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erally known that I have jewels about me, but I don't mind telling you."

"My dear fellow," I replied, laying my hand on his shoulder, and sinking my voice to a whisper, "not a soul on board this vessel suspects it, but so have I."

It was too dark for me see his face, but I felt that he was much impressed by what I had told him.

"Then you will know where I had better keep mine," he said, a moment later, with his impulsive boyish confidence. "How fortunate I told you about them. Some are of considerable value, and--and I don't know where to put them that they will be absolutely safe. I never carried about jewels with me before, and I am nervous about losing them, you understand." And he nodded significantly at me. "Now where would you advise me to keep them?"

"On you," I said, significantly.

"But where?"

He was simpler than even I could have believed.

"My dear boy," I said, hardly able to refrain from laughing, "do as I do; put them in

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2016.01.31
Cindy
****.

Two separate books in very different styles. The first reads as a first novel written in the family for their own entertainment. It is lightly amusing. The second is a complete change of tone and expression, though dealing with some of the main characters met in the first book, the sophistication and depth in the writing is completely new.
I enjoyed it immensely, and can't help imagining a young Georgette Heyer, sitting at home reading it. It does not have the sparkle of her books but it reads like an influence, and perhaps in the depths of feeling observed it is more satisfying. I hope others will enjoy as much as I have.

2016.01.31
Cindy
****.

Two separate books in very different styles. The first reads as a first novel written in the family for their own entertainment. It is lightly amusing. The second is a complete change of tone and expression, though dealing with some of the main characters met in the first book, the sophistication and depth in the writing is completely new.
I enjoyed it immensely, and can\'t help imagining a young Georgette Heyer, sitting at home reading it. It does not have the sparkle of her books but it reads like an influence, and perhaps in the depths of feeling observed it is more satisfying. I hope others will enjoy as much as I have.


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