First published in 1979. Typeset by House of Stratus. ISBN: 075512006X EAN 9780755120062.
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A Coat of Varnish book. I am normally a great fan of CP Snow, but this book was a bit of a disappointment
A Coat of Varnish book. I am normally a great fan of CP Snow, but this book was a bit of a disappointment. The story is a simple whodunnit, but the plot tends to wind a bit too much, without a great deal of focus, and can be over-complicated at times. I have to admit that it didn't help that I didn't have a great deal of sympathy with the characters. I didn't much warm to Humphrey Leigh and I found the character of Frank Briers a bit shallow. The book didn't really finish the way that I felt that it should.
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This time it was not Briers’ voice, but a deferential one, punctuated by glottal stops, which spoke on the telephone. Inspector Shingler here. I don’t want to trouble you, sir, but there’s a little point you might be able to clear up. It’s nothing to do with your statement, of course, just a little point we have to shift out of the way – someone has been helping us with our enquiries. At that phrase, Shingler’s voice had a faint inflection, one knowledgeable man to another.
Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, CBE (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was an English novelist and physical chemist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government
Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, CBE (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was an English novelist and physical chemist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. He is best known for his series of novels known collectively as Strangers and Brothers, and for The Two Cultures, a 1959 lecture in which he laments the gulf between scientists and "literary intellectuals".
Humphrey Leigh, retired resident of Belgravia, pays a social visit to an old friend, Lady Ashbrook. She is waiting for her test results, fearing cancer. When Lady Ashbrook gets the all clear she has ten days to enjoy her new lease of life. And then she is found murdered.
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Snow was born in Leicester, on 15 October 1905. He was educated from age 11 at Alderman Newton's School for boys where he excelled in most subjects, enjoying a reputation for an astounding memory. In 1923, he gained an external scholarship in science at London University, whilst working as a laboratory assistant at Newton's to gain the necessary practical experience, because Leicester University, as it was to become, had no chemistry or physics departments at that time.