The Bridge at Arta

The Bridge at Arta Lady Cameron and Charles Hornett had been married some fifty years before but Hornett has now forgotten all about it Embarrassment is therefore evident when they find themselves as part of a party ho

  • Title: The Bridge at Arta
  • Author: J.I.M. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780393332797
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lady Cameron and Charles Hornett had been married some fifty years before, but Hornett has now forgotten all about it Embarrassment is therefore evident when they find themselves as part of a party holidaying in Greece Meanwhile, the Balmaynes realise they nothing about Roland Redpath, who is about to marry their daughter, but he is in fact the son of their onetime dishoLady Cameron and Charles Hornett had been married some fifty years before, but Hornett has now forgotten all about it Embarrassment is therefore evident when they find themselves as part of a party holidaying in Greece Meanwhile, the Balmaynes realise they nothing about Roland Redpath, who is about to marry their daughter, but he is in fact the son of their onetime dishonest butler But that isn t the end of it, as yet shocks and surprises are forthcoming as the story unfolds In other stories in the collection there is a hitherto unknown Wordsworth manuscript and sensational development with regard to Coleridge We are also taken to Vienna and to a rural location in an effort to reveal the identity of an arsonist Full of wit, humour and suspense, these stories bear all of the hallmarks of the expected first class Stewart penmanship.

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    1. Full name John Innes MacKintosh Stewart Published mysteries under the pen name of Michael Innes.Stewart was the son of Elizabeth Jane n e Clark and John Stewart of Nairn His father was a lawyer and director of Education in the city of Edinburgh Stewart attended Edinburgh Academy, where Robert Louis Stevenson had been a pupil for a short time, and later studied English literature at Oriel College, Oxford In 1929 he went to Vienna to study psychoanalysis He was lecturer in English at the University of Leeds from 1930 to 1935, and then became Jury Professor of English in the University of Adelaide, South Australia.He returned to the United Kingdom to become Lecturer in English at the Queen s University of Belfast from 1946 to 1948 In 1949 he became a Student of Christ Church, Oxford By the time of his retirement in 1973, he was a professor of the university.Using the pseudonym Michael Innes, he wrote about forty crime novels between 1936 and 1986 Innes s detective novels are playfully highbrow, rich in allusions to English literature and to Renaissance art Sinuous, flexible and effortlessly elegant, Stewart s prose is refreshingly free of all influence by Strunk White The somewhat ponderous writing style and analysis of character, particularly in the early novels, is frequently Henry Jamesian The best known of Innes s detective creations is Sir John Appleby originally Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard, who is a feature of multiple books Other novels also feature the amateur but nonetheless effective sleuth, painter and Royal Academician, Charles Honeybath The two detectives meet in Appleby and Honeybath Some of the later stories feature Appleby s son Bobby as sleuth.Stewart also wrote studies of Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Thomas Hardy His last publication was his autobiography Myself and Michael Innes 1987.In 2007, his estate transferred all of Stewart s copyrights and other legal rights to Owatonna Media.

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