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Uncle and his Detective

Uncle and his Detective

by J. P. Martin

Publisher Jonathan Cape

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  • Hardcover


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About the book

It begins with the arrival not of a detective, but of disaster: Badfort is for sale, but when Uncle decides to buy it, demolish it, and build a pleasantly appointed park on the site, he is forestalled. Beaver Hateman has sold it cheaply to someone on the condition that he, Hateman, is allowed to stay on as a paying guest. Forgetting that the man who has bought Badfort is certain to regret the "bargain", Uncle tries to console himself by continuing his never-ending exploration of Homeward.

He soon discovers the mysterious Crack House - lair of a vicious and horribly squawking creature, half-bat, half-bird, called Batty - where there are rumours of buried treasure. Uncle is in need of a detective . . .

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About the Author

J. P. Martin

John Percival Martin also known as J.P. Martin, was an English author best known for his Uncle series of children's stories.

Martin was born in Scarborough in the county of Yorkshire in summer 1879 and became a Methodist minister in 1902 before serving as a missionary in South Africa and as an army chaplain in Palestine during the First World War. After the Second World War he lived in the village of Timberscombe in Somerset, where he died in March 1966. In 1906 he married Nancy Mann in Johannesburg.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    This copy has some shelf wear and some slight foxing to the page block. There are 4 very small brown marks on the back of the dust jacket and a water mark at the base of the spine. There is some creasing to the top of the dust jacket and a price clip.

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