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1904. Hope was a barrister who gave up the law after realizing success with his novel The Prisoner of Zenda. The book begins: The house-a large, plain, white building with non architectural pretensions-stood on a high swell of the downs and looked across the valley in which Milldean village lay, and thence over rolling stretches of close turf, till the prospect ended in the gleam of waves and the silver-grey mist that lay over the sea. It was a fine, open, free view. The air was fresh, with a touch of salt in it, and made the heat of the sun more than endurable even welcome and nourishing. Tom Courtland, raising himself from the grass and sitting up straight, gave utterance to what his surroundings declared to be a very natural exclamation: What a bore to leave this and go back to town! See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.