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Dornford Yates (1885–1960)

Autor(a) de Berry and Co.

39+ Works 1,443 Membros 24 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Dornford Yates was the pen-name of Cecil William Mercer


Obras por Dornford Yates

Berry and Co. (1920) 105 exemplares, 2 críticas
Blind Corner (1927) 94 exemplares, 4 críticas
Adele and Company (1931) 88 exemplares
Jonah and Co. (1922) 83 exemplares, 4 críticas
Perishable Goods (1928) 74 exemplares, 2 críticas
Red in the Morning (1945) 63 exemplares
Blood Royal (1936) 56 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Brother of Daphne (1914) 55 exemplares, 2 críticas
The House that Berry Built (1945) 52 exemplares
And Berry Came Too (1936) 51 exemplares, 2 críticas
She Fell Among Thieves (1940) 51 exemplares
An Eye for a Tooth (1943) 51 exemplares, 1 crítica
Cost Price (1949) 49 exemplares
The Berry Scene (1947) 49 exemplares
Fire Below (1930) 43 exemplares
Gale Warning (1939) 39 exemplares
Shoal Water (1942) 38 exemplares
As Berry and I Were Saying (1955) 30 exemplares
The Courts of Idleness (1943) 30 exemplares
B-Berry and I Look Back (1958) 29 exemplares
Anthony Lyveden (1921) 26 exemplares
Valerie French (1927) 26 exemplares, 1 crítica
She Painted Her Face (1937) 25 exemplares, 1 crítica
Storm Music (1936) 25 exemplares
Period Stuff (1942) 23 exemplares
And Five Were Foolish (1924) 22 exemplares
The Stolen March (1926) 22 exemplares
Ne'er Do Well (1954) 19 exemplares
Wife Apparent (1956) 19 exemplares
As Other Men Are (1925) 19 exemplares
Lower than vermin (1950) 19 exemplares, 2 críticas
Safe Custody (1932) 18 exemplares
This Publican (1938) 17 exemplares
Maiden Stakes (1941) 12 exemplares
Summer fruit 1 exemplar
Blood Royal 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Twelve Tales of Murder (1998) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Best Legal Stories 2 (1970) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Mercer, Cecil William
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Walmer, Kent, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Umtali, Southern Rhodesia
Locais de residência
Walmer, Kent, England, UK
London, England, UK
Pau, France
Umtali, Southern Rhodesia (Mutare, Zimbabwe)
Harrow School
Oxford University (University College)
Saki (cousin)
Nota de desambiguação
Dornford Yates was the pen-name of Cecil William Mercer




Pretty good adventure thriller. Almost feels like a YA book even though its characters are a bit older. Not great writing, i found it hard to understand the geography of certain situations, the descriptions were a bit muddled at times.
Not much in the way of characterization but what little we do get is quite odd which was entertaining :lol. Our POV character is ordinary enough to connect with but there's also a retired military intelligence officer who acts as the Holmes to our protagonists Watson.
Some might consider the ending to be a bit anti-climactic but i liked it. I would have liked it more if i could picture everything clearly but there was that problem with the writing i mentioned earlier.
Its not that there isn't a dramatic rush at the end its just not what you might be expecting.

Overall, some morally questionable english derring-do, fast paced and not without its charm.
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wreade1872 | 3 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2021 |
Classic thriller-writer Dornford Yates does comedy, and he can. This collection of stories, soufflé-light, concerns a small mob of the brightest and youngest of those bright young things we've all heard so much about from the roaring 'twenties. They're Varsity types with their gals: witty, beautiful, full of the joys. The language, too, is beautiful, full as it is of literary allusion and echoes of the classics, Biblical cadences and the slang of the public school. Think Jeeves, Stalky, Brideshead revisited with laughs.

If, in these days, our people could only be bothered to express themselves thus, Life, I think, would be a finer thing. I loved Jonah & Co., especially, actually, in the less obviously comical moments, such as a lyrical, moving description of the stained glass at Chartres; but even I would acknowledge that yes, you do sorta kinda have to be in the mood, like, innit.
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jtck121166 | 3 outras críticas | Jun 9, 2020 |
This was my first Jim Thompson, and I have to admit I found it difficult. As a member of the 21st century, and a British citizen, the 1950s USA demotic, especially concerning the minutiae of running a private cinema, was at times for me opaque to the point of impenetrable. The story is told in the form of a monologue by the central character, and although every page positively reeks with the seedy atmosphere of his existence, many of his actions and motives had to be deduced from clues I had a habit of missing. I enjoyed guessing, though, and mostly I guess I guessed right, as I did manage to hold on and reach the end of the story mostly knowing (or thinking I knew) what had gone on. What's more, all of the above notwithstanding, it was still gripping enough to inspire me to have another go sometime soon.… (mais)
jtck121166 | 3 outras críticas | Jun 9, 2020 |
Wartime printing standards.Previously sold for $65.00
ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |


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