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The Return of Alfred

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The Return of Alfred tells the captivating story of a man who returns to his hometown after years of being missing. The author, Herbert George Jenkins, skillfully weaves together a tale of suspense, drama, and romance as Alfred reconnects with his past and confronts the challenges of his present.

The characters in the book are well-developed and engaging, with Alfred being a particularly compelling and complex protagonist. Jenkins' writing is descriptive and evocative, allowing readers to vividly picture the setting and feel the emotions of the characters.

The plot is filled with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the very end. There are moments of tension and heartbreak, as well as moments of joy and hope. Overall, The Return of Alfred is a well-crafted and gripping novel that will leave readers eagerly turning the pages.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a compelling and engaging read. Herbert George Jenkins has once again proven himself to be a master storyteller, and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.

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The hero of the book is at a loose end, weary and bored of his old life after returning from the Great War. After an argument with his uncle and a railway strike he finds himself lost in the county of Norfolk at ten o’clock one night. When he seeks shelter in a country home, the butler immediately recognizes him as “Mr. Alfred”, the missing son of the house. From that point onwards, our hero, who gives his name as “James Smith”, finds himself in for an exciting time.
Not only does he inherit the friends of “Mr. Alfred”, but also the odium of his misdoings. Protestations are useless: the villagers are convinced he is the prodigal son. Of course, he could just leave the village – but then, had he not been hoping for something exciting to happen – and more importantly, what about Marjorie, the girl at the window?

Originally published anonymously, this romantic comedy was just signed “by the author of “Patricia Brent, Spinster” (a book that was also published anonymously) with a dedication: “To those in many countries who have generously assumed responsibility for the authorship of Patricia Brent, Spinster – this book is dedicated by the author”.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 6, 2018
I love the story. It's delightful. The reader captures it perfectly.
Reviewer: - October 10, 2015
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Cute story, narration good, though the accent does grate on occasion.
Reviewer: - May 25, 2015
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This is a very delightful novel. Very well read.

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