The Great Impersonation

The Great ImpersonationBy E. Phillips Oppenheim

The year is 1913. The disgraced and formerly penniless aristocrat Sir Everard Dominey returns from German East Africa a reformed and wealthy man determined to take his place in English society. But is he Sir Everard or the German spy, Baron Leopold von Ragastein?

Leopold, educated at Eton and Oxford with the Englishman, bears a striking resemblance to Dominey and was often taken as his double at school. After a chance encounter in Africa, one of them has returned. But who?

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The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine StepsBy John Buchan

“I realised that I was bottled as sure as a pickled herring, and that there was only one way out. I had to die. If my pursuers knew I was dead they would go to sleep again.”

Richard Hannay returns to England from South Africa to start a new life, but he gets caught up in a plot to ruin the British war effort (the First World War). Soon Hannay has to flee from his pursuers and has to fight for his life while trying to reveal the cipher code that will uncover the plot.

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