"Grand Hotel this is not, although Barker is infinitely wittier than Vicki Baum. A special taste for Americans who smoke Players and eat kippers for breakfast, but not for the usual gobblers of ghosts and ghouls."
Even though some of this dryly amusing tale takes place in Mellilot, the great house that stands in for Manderley, Barker (Femina Real
, not reviewed, etc.) forgoes spooky ghosts in favor of a tale about Bellechasse, a déclassé hotel on the Cornish coast.
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