New Post at Thornfield Hall Redux: “Fabulous Fun: The Lifeline by Hugo Charteris”

I was delighted  to discover the Scottish writer, Hugo Charteris, author of  The Lifeline (1961),  a hilarious novel recently reissued by the publisher Michael Walmer.  

The Lifeline is an unmitigated pleasure.  I relish Charteris’s witty observations about life in a gossipy Scottish village.  The hero, Tulloch Traquhair, a character actor who has been fired from his role as Little John in a Robin Hood TV series, retires to a Scottish village to run the Strathire Arms, a pub he plans to turn into a hotel.  When he debarks from his Rolls Royce, he hypnotizes the villagers with his charisma and a peppering of Gaelic phrases. But his rival  pub owners, Brian Creevie and his vengeful mother, Mildred Creevie, are determined to take Traquhair down.

Read the post here.

https://thornfieldhallredux.blogspot.com/2021/10/fabulous-fun-lifeline-by-hugo-charteris.html

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