The story is great but this version of the book is very peculiar. The introduction reads as though it has been cut and pasted straight from the internet by an intern and no editor bothered to read it through. At the start of the book there are some unnecessary notes and synonyms added to the text but these are given up quite early on. There are also random "figures" throughout the book, these pictures add little to the story and their references give no clue as to why they were chosen. Each chapter has a superfluous and irrelevant quote from another (later) Josephine Tey novel at the beginning. These are less annoying than the frequent typos. The cover does not match the period or style of the text.
The story gives a lovely insight into life in 1920s London, on two strata. I particularly enjoy Tey's descriptions of the skylines and the colours and styles of clothing.
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