ISLAND RESCUE: Appointment with Venus by Jerrard Tickell

ISLAND RESCUE: Appointment with Venus

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from page 710 of the December 15, 1951 bulletin. (The title was postponed for S.E.P. serialization.) ""An entertainment which indulges chivalry and sentiment, danger and a lively improbability, in the story of Armorelone of the Channel Islands- where the tranquil, traditional life of some three hundred farmers and fishermen is broken by the German occupation, and the martial regime of Captain Hans Weiss is countered by a courteous resistance. It is, however, the approaching confinement of Venus de L'Abbaye, a cow of great prize and pedigree, which becomes the focus of concern as Captain Weiss decides to ship her to Germany, while in London the War Office launches an Operation Venus to salvage her. The clandestine arrival on the island of Valentine Morland and Nicol, sister of the Suzerain; Nicola's love for Lionel, her cousin, an artist and a pacifist; the failure of the attempt to deceive Weiss; but the last minute getaway with Venus leaves Lionel behind- to pay the price with his life....Exciting, and engaging with its gentle air of romance, this should prove pleasantly rentable.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1952
Publisher: Doubleday