The Masquerader

By: Katherine Cecil Thurston
Published By: Double9 Books
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Irish author Katherine Cecil Thurston's book The Masquerader was originally released in 1904. After the fog-filled night, Chilcote awoke at nine in the morning and watched his man Allsopp sneak across the room, setting the salver and his early cup of tea on the table next to the bed. Since the time he woke up, it had lingered with a hazy persistence, but in the bright morning light, it appeared to stand out with an even greater oddity. Loder first encountered the bitterness of life painfully on the night Chilcote returned to his house. The fact that sentimentality had no place in the man's temperament was indicative of his character. Though they were hidden, sentiments were present, but he outright rejected sentimentalities. Due an unfortunate circumstance, Lillian Astrupp was escorted into the morning room at Grosvenor Square where Eve Chilcote had left an accusatory telegram on the bureau. What purpose had Lillian served by spending those alone times? One solution came to Loder's thoughts. Lillian was not the type of lady to pass up an opportunity, no matter how big or small the area was at her disposal.

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Katherine Cecil Thurston

Irish author Katherine Cecil Thurston, who lived from 18 April 1874 to 5 September 1911, is well known for her two political thrillers. At Wood's Gift on Blackrock Road, the family home, she had a private education. Five weeks after her father passed away, on February 16, 1901, she wed the author Ernest Temple Thurston (1879-1933). On the basis of his infidelity and desertion, they divorced in 1910 after separating in 1907. American and British readers like Katherine Thurston's books. Her most well-known piece was a political suspense novel called John Chilcote, M.P. (also known as The Masquerader), which was released in 1904 and spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Her illicit love story The Fly on the Wheel, published in 1908, was hailed as a "lost gem of Irish fiction" in 2022. An epileptic, Thurston's career was cut short at the age of 37 when she was found dead in her hotel room in Cork. The official enquiry gave the cause of death as asphyxia as result of a seizure. The story of her final years and her relations with Bulkeley Gavin are the subject of a published thesis by C. M. Copeland.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 237 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935727457X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357274579
  • Item Weight: 284.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics