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Double Life: A Novel
by by Grant Richards
Binding: Hardcover, 312 pages
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.21 x W: 0.5 inches
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II IN 'WHICH OLIVIA VISITS THE LJMEKILNS IT is extremely doubtful whether Olivia really wanted to go to Newmarket. She sat in the rather uncomfortable first class carriage of the railway company which serves 'the metropolis of the turf' and wondered why she had ever suggested an expedition which, to judge from its start, its general atmosphere and the view out of the carriage window, was not going to be an exhilarating experience. There was Geoffrey in his corner reading of course! He sat surrounded with all the weekly and evening papers that were likely to help him in his profession as novelist or his trade as publishers' representative. He had the Westminster and the Evening News and the Evening Standard and the Literary Supplement of the New York Sun (which had arrived just as he was closing his Henrietta Street door) and the Spectator and John o' London's Weekly and To Day and Town Topics and the Winning Post and the Sporting Times. Only within the last few days, since in fact he had thought of writing a book in which racing figured, had he become a reader of the last three. Also he had a manuscript on which he had promised to give some sort of a decision by Monday morning, and the Poems of Adam Lindsay Gordon, whom he believed to be the poet of horses and from whom he thought he might be able to quote some effective chapter headings. Olivia looked at him and wondered what she could do to wake him up, to make him more interesting, to make her own life interesting too. . . . They had passed Cambridge. Geoffrey put down Town Topics. 'We'll be at Newmarket soon now. I suppose we'll be seeing some of the training stables from the train. I only hope it isn't going to rain. It looks like it.' But his conversation did not succeed in making the last quarter of ...
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