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Mr Sheridan’s Umbrella by L. A. G. Strong 1949


Title: Mr Sheridan’s Umbrella
Author: L. A. G. Strong
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1949
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

This is an adventure story with something added’ a picture of Regency times, partly in Brighton, partly in London, where the theatre at which Richard Sheridan’s plays were being produced was burned to the ground. There is a mystery behind all these gay scenes - something sinister even in the little umbrella shop in fashionable Brighton which drew such famous customers as the Prince Regent himself - though it was Mr Sheridan’s coming which set this story in train. Behind it and through it run the dark deeds of smugglers along the Sussex coast, evading the excise men and bringing in bales of silk and cases of brandy on moonless nights from across the channel. It is a tale well told, with a good plot, to hold girls and boys from eleven to sixteen.