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The Eunuch of Stamboul

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'If the postman who served the southern side of Belgrave Square that summer had not been a "lewd fellow of the baser sort" many things might have panned out differently. It is doubtful if Diana Duncannon would have met a certain distinguished foreigner who was then visiting London. Swithin Destine might have terminated his career, unusually brilliant to that date, as Chief of the Imperial General Staff. The life of an elderly Russian lady, then living in Constantinople as a refugee, might have been considerably prolonged, and a number of other people might not have had the misfortune to lose theirs in the flower of their youth - but there, the postman was a "lewd fellow of the baser sort", and, strange as it may seem, it is just upon such delicate matters as the gland secretions of postmen and their moral reactions to the same that the destinies of human beings and the fate of nations hang.'

Thus runs the opening passage of Denis Wheatley's famous Secret Service romance. Placed in Constantinople, this thrilling novel holds all the mystery, intrigue and suspense which brought this writer a world-wide reputation.

There are signs of shelf wear and rubbing to the dust jacket but it is protected by a plastic cover. There is foxing to the page edges. Internally the pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Item details

Author(s):
Wheatley, Dennis
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Lymington Edition, 1961
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
298
Publisher:
Hutchinson of London
Title:
The Eunuch of Stamboul

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'If the postman who served the southern side of Belgrave Square that summer had not been a "lewd fellow of the baser sort" many things might have panned out differently. It is doubtful if Diana Duncannon would have met a certain distinguished foreigner who was then visiting London. Swithin Destine might have terminated his career, unusually brilliant to that date, as Chief of the Imperial General Staff. The life of an elderly Russian lady, then living in Constantinople as a refugee, might have been considerably prolonged, and a number of other people might not have had the misfortune to lose theirs in the flower of their youth - but there, the postman was a "lewd fellow of the baser sort", and, strange as it may seem, it is just upon such delicate matters as the gland secretions of postmen and their moral reactions to the same that the destinies of human beings and the fate of nations hang.'

Thus runs the opening passage of Denis Wheatley's famous Secret Service romance. Placed in Constantinople, this thrilling novel holds all the mystery, intrigue and suspense which brought this writer a world-wide reputation.

There are signs of shelf wear and rubbing to the dust jacket but it is protected by a plastic cover. There is foxing to the page edges. Internally the pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Author(s):
Wheatley, Dennis
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Lymington Edition, 1961
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
298
Publisher:
Hutchinson of London
Title:
The Eunuch of Stamboul

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