Tuesday, 24 March 2009
The Lady Vanishes
Title: The Lady Vanishes
Author: Ethel Lina White
Number of pages: 192
Started: 22 March 2009
Finished: 24 March 2009
The day before the disaster, Iris Carr had her first premonition of danger. She was used to the protection of a crowd, whom -- with unconscious flattery -- she called "her friends." An attractive orphan of independent means, she had been surrounded always with clumps of people. They thought for her -- or rather, she accepted their opinions, and they shouted for her -- since her voice was rather too low in register, for mass social intercourse.
Read the first chapter here under its original name “The Wheel Spins”.
Iris Carr, an English girl holidaying in the pre-war Balkans, becomes friendly with Miss Froy, to all appearances an innocent, middle-aged governess. Returning to England, Miss Froy disappears, and a doctor convinces Iris that she is suffering from hallucinations.
What I thought:
This book was ok. Nothing outstanding about it, but perfectly readable and a light diversion.