Beyond the City – Arthur Conan Doyle
Two maiden ladies living “beyond the city” of London rent some of their land to a builder, who puts up three villas. The novel tells the story of the people who become tenants of these cottages, the most important of whom is a handsome widow who works for the emancipation of women and teaches her young girl neighbors to smoke cigarettes, drink stout, talk slang …
Beyond the City.
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A short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for his character Sherlock Holmes and his detective fiction, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger, another of his characters, and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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