The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

by Phyllis Bottome


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She wrote, too -- with considerable success, selling three books (Private Worlds, The Mortal Storm, and Danger Signal) to the movies. But we're republishing her because we like the way she could turn a phrase. Seriously, listen to the start of the tale you hold in hand:

"Winn Staines respected God, the royal family, and his regiment; but even his respect for these three things was in many ways academic: he respected nothing else.

"His father, Admiral Sir Peter Staines, had never respected anything; he went to church, however, because his wife didn't. They were that kind of family.

"Lady Staines had had twelve children. Seven of them died as promptly as their constitutions allowed. . . ."

The woman could write, and she had quite a lot to say. In the end, those are the things that matter where it comes to books, aren't they?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606643846
Publisher: Aegypan
Publication date: 03/04/2009
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Forbes Dennis (1884 - 1963) was a British novelist and short story writer who wrote under her birth name, Phyllis Bottome. In 1924 she and her husband started a school in Kitzbühel in Austria. Based on the teaching of languages, the school was intended to be a community and an educational laboratory to determine how psychology and educational theory could cure the ills of nations. One of their more famous pupils was Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels. In 1960, Fleming wrote to Bottome, "My life with you both is one of my most cherished memories, and heaven knows where I should be today without Ernan." It has been argued that Fleming took the idea of James Bond from the character Mark Chalmers in Bottome's spy novel The Lifeline.

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