WHO KNOWS? by Jacynth Hope-Simpson


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Hope-Simpson skims twelve ""mysteries""--as diverse as the ghosts of Glamis Castle, the character of Rasputin and Etruscan archaeology--for their curiosity value. The sheer disproportion of considering, side by side, the origins of South American civilization and an unsolved ""murder by witchcraft"" in post-war England is breathtaking, and the barrage of come-on questions ("". . . what did the workman see that led Lord Strathmore to pay him to emigrate?"" and "". . . if Alexis had been a perfectly healthy boy, would the history of the world have been any different?"") will have you biting your nails for one reason or another. Who knows indeed. . . and at $6.50 the dozen, who cares?

Pub Date: April 1st, 1976
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Nelson