The Drum

The Drum

by A.E.W. Mason


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Murder and intrigue in a princely state on the Indian border. A fairy drum no one must see beaten. A secret mission across the Hindu Kush and friendship between an Indian Prince and an English drummer-boy.
All these are elements of "The Drum" which is one of two novels by A.E.W. Mason set in India.

A pukka adventure in the days of the Raj.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449594565
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2009
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Alfred Edward Wooley Mason was born in 1865. He was educated at Dulwich College before going up to Oxford University. Once his formal education was completed, Mason went on to become an actor, which had been an ambition since schooldays.

He began his writing career with historical fiction, but then moved into the arena of politics, becoming a Liberal Member of Parliament for Coventry in 1906. However, his love of writing stayed with him and Mason further developed his repertoire and style to incorporate detective fiction, introducing one of the earliest fictional detectives, Inspector Hanaud, the Gallic counterpart to Sherlock Holmes. His detective fiction contains material clues and spontaneity.

Throughout the course of his life Mason produced over thirty titles. The most enduring work is ‘The Four Feathers’ which is the most filmed work of any writer in the 20th century, with seven versions in all. There have also been many other films and plays based on his novels, including the Hanaud series.

A.E.W. Mason died in 1948.

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