Hannie Richards

Hannie Richards

by Hilary Bailey
     
 

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Hannie leads a double life, one as a wife and mother in a Devon manor house, and the other as an International smuggler.

In this sharp and witty pastiche of the worlds of John Buchan and Rider Haggard, our heroine brings back cures for cancer from the Brazilian jungle, takes a small child across war-torn Chad, and steals the vital papers which restores a Black

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Hannie leads a double life, one as a wife and mother in a Devon manor house, and the other as an International smuggler.

In this sharp and witty pastiche of the worlds of John Buchan and Rider Haggard, our heroine brings back cures for cancer from the Brazilian jungle, takes a small child across war-torn Chad, and steals the vital papers which restores a Black family's rights to their Caribbean island.

Still, it's not all glitz and glamour for our heroine; all it takes is one wrong move and Hannie risks losing everything: her family, her country home, her lover, and even her life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mirroring the exclusivity of a gentlemen's club, London's sumptuous Hope Club admits only women. Among them is tall, attractive Hannie Richards, a professional smuggler who drops in periodically from adventures around the world: the West Indian island where she braved earthquakes and imprecations to smuggle a crucial will back to England; Central America, where she eluded ground and air attacks with a child the Vatican thinks might be the new Messiah. In her latest escapadesent to South America by a dying millionaire for a plant he hoped might be his cureHannie's judgment has been uncharacteristically clouded by her stay-at-home husband's first infidelity, and a few tactical errors have landed her in a Brazilian jail. Her friends at the Club dispatch to her rescue a dashing fellow smuggler who is not only ingenious but also charming; he frees her from her marriage as well as from jail. Bailey (All the Days of My Life mixes stock ingredientswealth, intrigue, Prince Charming, female bondingwith cardboard characters in cliched predicaments and unconvincing locales, resulting in an unabsorbing fantasy. (March 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394550046
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1986
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
272

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Meet the Author

Hilary Bailey is a British writer and editor, born in 1936. She is the author of a biography of Vera Brittain, she edited volumes 7-10 of the 'New Worlds Quarterly' series and among her varied works are 19 books of fiction, including famously Mrs Rochester, the sequel to Jane Eyre and most recently, Fifty- First State (2008).

She has just completed her latest book, and is now working on a drama, with Leonora Rose-Aqotu, centred on the life of Caribbean slave, Mary Prince.

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