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The Gyrth family had guarded the Gyrth Chalice for hundreds of years It was held by them for the British Crown Its antiuity its beauty the legends that were connected with it all combined to make it uniue It was irreplaceable No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying Kept in a windowless chapel and protected by a fearsome curse the Chalice should be impervious to thievery But this is 1930 and the crooks have all the advantages of the modern world Chief among these is the craving for publicity to which at least one me. BOTTOM LINE Another lovely totally unbelievable romp with Albert Campion and friends both respectable and otherwise as he undertakes to guard the heir to an old family and their VIP secret Still shows Albert as uite peculiar and vapidvague but Allingham is gradually bringing the character into better focus in this third book The Gyrth family is rural County Aristocracy very very old and with lots of peculiar history behind it Their home is at least a thousand years old and extremely spooky and they possess a valuable chalice that is reputed to be even older around which a lot of pagentry is directed when the eldest son of a family turns 25 Val Garth is about to do so and has been kidnapped by some strange people with Campion turning up just in time to help him out of that jam and to return to his family to undergo initiation into The Family Secrets But all sorts of sinister folks are about and it soon becomes obvious that someone wants that chalice very badly and will stop at nothing to get it Various attempts to steal it are made and Campion must call on all his skills and many of his peculiar friends to solve the assorted mysteries around the Gyrth Chalice along with a wild horse a band of gypsies an odd archeologist a wild woman and a witch her demented son and the various denizens of Tower House itself where the Chalice is rumoured to be kept safely hidden A fast pace very likeable folks and hiss a ble villains lots of perilous situations and in the nick of time rescues and the affable Albert Campion pulling all the strings makes for a thoroughly lovely afternoon s read Still a treat even after many years and several rereadsNOTE TV VERSION WONDERFUL highly recommended circa 1990 with Peter Davison as Campion entire series great fun actually just about perfect unlike some of the later attempts at updating Christie et al Sylvia Pankhurst of years It was held by them for the British Crown Its antiuity its beauty the legends that were connected with it all combined to make it uniue It was irreplaceable No thief could hope to dispose Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of it in the Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts ordinary way And indeed no The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series ordinary thief would dream Book of Isms of trying Kept in a windowless chapel and protected by a fearsome curse the Chalice should be impervious to thievery But this is 1930 and the crooks have all the advantages バガボンド 1 of the modern world Chief among these is the craving for publicity to which at least Расул Гамзатов Стихи one me. 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Treasure trove The vague bespectacled Albert Campion doesn't look like he'll be much help against them But looks can be deceptive Fleeing London for the supposed safety of the village of Sanctuary in Suffolk Campion and his trusty assistant Luggand come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature When Val's aunt is found dead with an expression of terrified and terrifying shock upon her face Campion must preserve not only the safety of Chalice but also that of the Gyrth family Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds but can he foil supernatural force. Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mysteryI made the proofing F1 of this book for Distributed Proofreaders Canada and it will be published by Faded Page Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of the village Brenda has a dragon in her blood of Sanctuary in Suffolk Campion and his trusty assistant Luggand come face to face with events Divan Of Rudaki of a perilous and puzzling nature When Val's aunt is found dead with an expression Choice Stories for Children of terrified and terrifying shock upon her face Campion must preserve not Öbür Divan only the safety Summary of Homo Deus of Chalice but also that Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of the Gyrth family Campion might be accustomed to The Teams Milking Cow outwitting criminal minds but can he foil supernatural force. Herewith another late work from A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates one Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of the Great Dames Zenith of the Golden Age A Pale Light in the Black of mysteryI made the proofing F1 Signaler un problème of this book for Distributed Proofreaders Canada and it will be published by Faded Page

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Mber of the Gyrth clan has succumbed Her careless chatter about the Chalice seems to have called up all manner of misfortunes of which larceny is just the beginning Finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt Percival St John Wykes Gryth current heir to the Gyrth family and guardian elect of the Chalice suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble Unexpected news to him but not to the mysterious Mr Campion who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring of wealthy thieves intent on supplementing their own private. This is another example of a book I first read about 20 years ago and upon re reading discovered it is way better than my memory thought it is I only remembered about one sentence in the book and I was happy to see that I remembered it correctly take THAT middle ageSo even though I had already read this book it struck me as newAlbert Campion is my favorite amateur dectective from all those Golden Age guys I enjoy the Poroit stories but find Poroit himself annoying Campion is a likeable fellow with no idiosyncracies to put you off He is amusing like Lord Peter without the aristocratic air There is no doubt that Campion is also an aristocrat but he doesn t snob it around like Lord Peter does He is funny and intellegent but likes playing dumb And everyone treats him like he is very simple minded which increases the enjoyment when you discover along with the bad guys that there is way to little Albert than there appears to be This is an early Campion and it is a good one A good mystery with a lot of uestions to be answered and a lot of interesting and engaging characters to keep you guessing And Lugg is here too Great and entertaining read A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of the Gyrth clan has succumbed Her careless chatter about the Chalice seems to have called up all manner Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of misfortunes Zenith of which larceny is just the beginning Finding himself the victim A Pale Light in the Black of a botched kidnapping attempt Percival St John Wykes Gryth current heir to the Gyrth family and guardian elect Signaler un problème of the Chalice suspects that he might be in a spot Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of trouble Unexpected news to him but not to the mysterious Mr Campion who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring Spieserye of wealthy thieves intent Feral on supplementing their Krismis van Map Jacobs own private. This is another example Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of a book I first read about 20 years ago and upon re reading discovered it is way better than my memory thought it is I Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche only remembered about Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, one sentence in the book and I was happy to see that I remembered it correctly take THAT middle ageSo even though I had already read this book it struck me as newAlbert Campion is my favorite amateur dectective from all those Golden Age guys I enjoy the Poroit stories but find Poroit himself annoying Campion is a likeable fellow with no idiosyncracies to put you Mensa Riddles Conundrums off He is amusing like Lord Peter without the aristocratic air There is no doubt that Campion is also an aristocrat but he doesn t snob it around like Lord Peter does He is funny and intellegent but likes playing dumb And everyone treats him like he is very simple minded which increases the enjoyment when you discover along with the bad guys that there is way to little Albert than there appears to be This is an early Campion and it is a good Julie of the Wolves one A good mystery with a lot The Right Swipe of uestions to be answered and a lot Touched of interesting and engaging characters to keep you guessing And Lugg is here too Great and entertaining read

  • Paperback
  • 274
  • Look to the Lady
  • Margery Allingham
  • English
  • 22 October 2017
  • 9781933397573

About the Author: Margery Allingham

Maxwell MarchMargery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing London in 1904 to a family of writers Her father Herbert John Allingham was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines as



10 thoughts on “Look to the Lady

  1. says:

    BOTTOM LINE Another lovely totally unbelievable romp with Albert Campion and friends both respectable and otherwise as he undertakes to guard the heir to an old family and their VIP secret Still shows Albert as uite peculiar and vapidvague but Allingham is gradually bringing the character into better focus in this third book The Gyrth family is rural County Aristocracy very very old and with lots of peculiar history be

  2. says:

    Recently I have been reading the Albert Campion series I have struggled with Margery Allingham before and although I have enjoyed the first two books in the series I was underwhelmed by this The mystery opens well

  3. says:

    This is my 3rd ‘Albert Campion’ mystery of 19 written by Margery Allingham and I’m growing to like the idiosyncratic adventurer cum detective with his blue blooded heritage and underworld connections Something of a hybrid between Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey he has a pinch of Shakespeare’s Prince Hal thrown in for good measureAkin to her contemporaries in the ‘Golden Age of Detective Fiction’ the author has l

  4. says:

    Three cheers for Margery Allingham With each book her creation the bespectacled deceptively foolish Albert Campion becomes better and better Look to the Lady the third novel in this Golden Age series is the best I’ve read yet Campion the pseudonym for a disinherited younger son and self proclaimed “junior adventurer” reunites an estranged father and son — and just in time The pair are the caretakers of a priceless Chali

  5. says:

    This is another example of a book I first read about 20 years ago and upon re reading discovered it is way bette

  6. says:

    Not sure why this took so long Maybe I had it in the wrong place On the bedstand but I was always reading the kindle in bed Then I decided to see if not using electronics before bed would help me sleep better and switched ba

  7. says:

    One of the three great dames of British detective mysteries I find it a bit strange that all three created detectives that came across as vain smug and a bit foppish and in the case of Poirot it wasn't a matter of somewhat but rather excessively vain and smug While for me Christie's Poirot has become increasingly tiresome Parkers

  8. says:

    Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mysteryI made the proofing F1 of this book for Distribute

  9. says:

    Loved this one Gave me the same warm and fuzzy feelings that reading Enid Blyton's mysteries Famous Five Secret Seven the 'Mystery o

  10. says:

    Although an improvement on Allingham’s first two Campion books this outing still suffers from many of the flaws so obvious in its predecessors Campion himself is shown to do little actual detecting or deducing He just “knows” things often because of an immense circle of informants who for no particularly obvious reason have warm feelings towards him The reader does not follow Campion in his various inves

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