Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Very nice telling of a seemingly less than illustrious life; one of those lives that at first or second or third glance didn't seem to make an impact on the world. Mr. Chips isn't the brightest tool in the shed, but well loved and liked by many generations of boys at the school where he teaches for about 50 years. He is happy with his life and, whether anyone else knows it or not, knows that he was blessed. Mr. Chips is no crusader like...

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The Dawn of Reckoning

A splash disturbed the throbbing mystery of the twilight and Philip Monsell heard it, wondered idly what it was, and proceeded to light a Turkish cigarette. He was quite alone at the stern of the little paddle-boat, where the canvas awning protected him from smuts from the funnel but not from the various cooking smells that came from the saloon. Most of the other passengers, indeed, were at "second" dinner; he himself had taken the less popular...

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The Dawn of Reckoning

This book is definitely not one of Hilton.'s better works.The book almost reads like a script of a very dated B-grade movie than a novel filed with the beautiful prose that I look forward to in a Hilton book. Most of the book builds up the romantic tangles of the protagonists and then there is a murder mystery to close things off. It's all pretty unsatisfactory on the whole. I adore James Hilton and most of my earlier reads of his works...

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