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by Ann Bridge

  • ISBN: 1448200482
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Ann Bridge
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader (December 20, 2012)
  • Pages: 356
  • ePub book: 1185 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1596 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 327

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Book one of The Julia Probyn Mysteries, The Lighthearted Quest has Ann Bridge's trademark blend of humour and adventure which transports us to exotic places, but also throws a good deal of light on the explosive political issues that French Morocco encountered in the 50s. 'Here's a. .

Book one of The Julia Probyn Mysteries, The Lighthearted Quest has Ann Bridge's trademark blend of humour and adventure which transports us to exotic places, but also throws a good deal of light on the explosive political issues that French Morocco encountered in the 50s. 'Here's an answer for the multitude of readers demanding a good story, adventure, mystery romance' -Kirkus. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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The Lighthearted Quest book Julia Probyn is an attractive upper class journalist who does a little bit of sleuthing

The Lighthearted Quest book. The mystery also took a backseat as Julia got a job, went travelling to various places and also met a variety of people. The descriptions of Morocco went on and on, and unfortunately I felt that they were rather dated. Julia Probyn is an attractive upper class journalist who does a little bit of sleuthing. Judging by this first book – Julia is more an unraveller of puzzles than an unmasker of serial murderers.

Julia Probyn – journalist, amateur sleuth and occasional spy – is sailing off the west coast of Scotland with her cousin Colin when they stumble upon a suspicious sky-blue pole, rising from the ground on the desolate island of Erinish Beg. Colin, who works for the British Secret Service. Colin, who works for the British Secret Service, immediately suspects Russian surveillance. Military Intelligence sends Colonel Jamieson to investigate this find, and together he and Julia must unravel the mystery. But as the Cold War rages, the pair are soon to find out that the antenna-like pole is only the beginning

A Lighthearted Quest is the first of the Julia Probyn series. Ann Bridge was a writer who used her extensive knowledge of the world and foreign policies that she gained by being married to a diplomat.

A Lighthearted Quest is the first of the Julia Probyn series. Like Illyrian Spring and Peking Picnic, A Lighthearted Quest shines a light on ex-pat communities abroad.

When Julia Probyn's cousin and childhood friend Colin cuts off all contact with his family, it is down to Julia to find him. Setting sail for Morocco - the last place he was seen - and using her occupation as a journalist as a cover, Julia is ready for a fairly lighthearted quest. But Julia wasn't counting on the level of secrecy surrounding her cousin's disappearance. With the British consulate offering little help, Julia must use her charm and tenacity to follow the clues and unravel the mystery left in Colin's wake.

The lighthearted quest. by. Bridge, Ann, 1889-1974.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. The lighthearted quest. London Chatto and Windus.

When Julia undertakes to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht . a good story, adventure, mystery romance' -Kirkus.

When Julia undertakes to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seems lighthearted enough. The first in a series of eight Julia Probyn novels, The Lighthearted Quest displays a blend of humour and adventure which transports us to exotic places and introduces us to entertaining people, but also throws a good deal of light on the explosive political issues that French Morocco encountered in the 50. Here's an answer for the multitude of readers demanding. Thriller & Crime Women Sleuths. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

"When Julia undertakes to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seems lighthearted enough. But the search gets her involved with Moorish antique dealers, a Belgian woman archaeologist, Purcell, the enigmatic barkeeper, and American airman, the saurian Mr. St. John, and numerous other characters charming or sinister. Julia's search takes her a cargo-boart to Casablanca, Tangier, Fez and Marrakech. Her 'dumb-blonde' beauty, camouflaging a lively intelligence, gets her through unexpected difficulties and dangers.

The first in a series of eight Julia Probyn novels, The Lighthearted Quest displays a blend of humour and adventure which transports us to exotic places and introduces us to entertaining people, but also throws a good deal of light on the explosive political issues that French Morocco encountered in the 50s.

'Here's an answer for the multitude of readers demanding a good story, adventure, mystery [and] romance' -Kirkus

Comments

Geny Geny
A picture of another time and place! You can read the synopsis so I don't need to tell you about it. Very well written with charming, stylistic characters and exotic locales. I would love to walk in the Scottish highlands with Julia, sail a tramp steamer with Mr. Reeder, drink a martini with Mr. Purcell, cruise the coast of Algeria with Colin - in short, I want to re-read this novel so I've added it to my Kindle!

I first met Julia in 1963 when she solved a mystery in Portugal and have traveled to Switzerland, visited an elegant Portugese estate, spent an exciting summer in the Pyrenees in Spain, and sailed in the Hebrides with her; Julia never disappoints. I hope you'll get to know her too! The world Julia inhabits is pretty much gone now but we can visit polite society through these novels. I hope the other 7 are added to Kindle soon.
Taulkree Taulkree
I enjoyed the story, the heroine Julia is intelligent, modern, and self-sufficient. She handles herself well in all situations and never needs rescue. The story was well paced, and the depiction of Morocco was fascinating. I gave it 4 stars because there is a whiff of anti-semitism which was jarring. If you can ignore that, the story is an antidote to the James Bond type stories written in the same time period, which are rather misogynistic.
Dianazius Dianazius
It is fun to read a book that was written in a different time. I don't mean about a different time, although that can be fun and/or edifying, too. I mean a book that was written when our ideas seemed a bit more carefree. Our heroine is rich and open to adventure, but still is responsible. The story isn't deep, but I enjoyed it.
Liarienen Liarienen
I had been hearing about the works of Ann Bridge, thought by some to be an inspiration for Mrs. Rivers, a fictional author found in the works of Angela Thirkell. When there was a sale on Kindle editions of some of her books, I thought I would give them a try. This is the first in a series, and so the place I chose to start. I did like the heroine Julia, and found her attempts to locate her missing cousin, Colin, needed at home to care for the estate, to be interesting. And the descriptions of places/locations which range from an estate in Scotland to a freighter taking one passenger to Africa, to Cassablanca, Fex, and other African towns and countryside were good and fit the story.

However, some of the attitudes toward other groups of people were a bit tough to take. Homosexuals, Jews, Moors, and others did get good treatment. I read books written in the past as period pieces and understand that such views were common at some times and places. But I have read many other books written in the 40's and 50's which didn't need as much "understanding" as this one.

So, I recommend this book as a period piece which shows an interesting view of the past, but if you are disturbed by non-up to date words and attitudes toward groups mentioned above, use caution in reading this book.
Thetalas Thetalas
If you like a mystery that has some substance to it, this is worth reading. The author vividly describes North Africa and the political situation there as the colonial era was coming to a close. The heroine is intelligent and no pushover so she seems more modern than you'd expect from a female protagonist that was written in the 50's. However, this can seem a bit dated and some of her proclamations are completely out of step with today( ie: the benefit of colonization for the indigenous people). But still worth a read if you are looking for a different mystery series. I have previously read another of this series, The Dangerous Islands, and also found it to be a good read.
Duzshura Duzshura
Although this author wrote many years ago, I just found her and love these stories. The travel descriptioons make me feel I'm there and I like the characters, however these do need to be read slowly and savored. It's not so much the mystery, but the fun of being there.
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
This my 1st Ann Bridge book, but it certainly won't be my last!
So clever and intriguing for a fifties period piece, I was smitten from the start…Julia is such a heroin beyond her time. Totally emancipated and fearless. The mystery was delightful, but so was the accompanying travel log. Also loved Purcell as a character.
Not sure if this is a novel disguised as a travel log or vice versa. Farfetched plot but interesting from a geographical point of view.