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Hilda Wade, A Woman With Tenacity of Purpose

Hilda Wade, A Woman With Tenacity of Purpose by Grant Allen
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In this early detective novel, the detective is Hilda Wade. She is a very capable nurse, but there is something mysterious about her from the moment she arrives at the hospital. Upon meeting her, Dr. Hubert Cumberledge greatly admires her and becomes a devoted friend. It turns out that Hilda has one purpose in life, and in pursuit of that purpose she will travel across the world, from London to South Africa, Rhodesia, India, Nepaul, Tibet and back. With Cumberledge's support, her extraordinary logic and clear thinking lead her on through deadly perils. But will that be enough to accomplish the secret purpose which has driven her so long and so far?

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HILDA WADE

A WOMAN WITH TENACITY OF PURPOSE

By Grant Allen

1899

PUBLISHERS' NOTE

In putting before the public the last work by Mr. Grant Allen, the publishers desire to express their deep regret at the author's unexpected and lamented death a regret in which they are sure to be joined by the many thousand readers whom he did so much to entertain. A man of curiously varied and comprehensive knowledge, and with the most charming personality; a writer who, treating of a wide variety of subjects, touched nothing which he did not make distinctive, he filled a place which no man living can exactly occupy. The last chapter of this volume had been roughly sketched by Mr. Allen before his final illness, and his anxiety, when debarred from work, to see it finished, was relieved by the considerate kindness of his friend and neighbour, Dr. Conan Doyle, who, hearing of his trouble, talked it over with him, gathered his ideas, and finally wrote it out for him in the form in which it now appears a beautiful and pathetic act of friendship which it is a pleasure to record... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - January 3, 2015
Subject: Hilda wade
A good story. The main reader does a good job, though his accent is a distraction as I found myself correcting his pronunciation continuously.


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