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The History Of Mr Polly By H. G. Wells

The History Of Mr Polly
by H. G. Wells

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Part of the "Everyman" series, which includes a themed introduction, a chronology of the author, a plot summary and reading list. This story reflects Wells's own unhappy experience of the retail trade.
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The History Of Mr Polly: With an introduction by Giles Foden by H. G. Wells

Deer Lake is a small Minnesota town where people know their neighbours and crime is something that happens on the evening news. But the illusion of safety is shattered when eight-year-old Josh Kirkwood disappears from a hockey rink as he waits for his mother to pick him up after practice. The only thing the police find is his duffel bag with a note stuffed inside, Ignorance is not innocence but SIN . With each passing hour the search for Josh takes on a more ominus intensity. For Megan O Malley, the new regional officer of the state criminal investigative unit, it is a test of whether she can cut it in the all-male world of local cops. For police chief Mitch Holt, it is a frightening reminder of the big city crime that devastated his life before he fled to Deer Lake.

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About H. G. Wells


HG Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T H Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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GOR001624715
The History Of Mr Polly: With an introduction by Giles Foden by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
1993-07-01
560
0460872605
9780460872607
N/A
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