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Manning Coles, a joint pseudonym of Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891–1959) and Cyril Henry Coles (1899–1965), British novelists, best known for their series of spy thrillers with the protagonist Thomas Elphinstone Hambledon.

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Explaining a pun or nick-name from a Manning Coles thriller

Recently I have read, or re-read, a number of the old thrillers by Manning Coles. In the book With Intent to Deceive (1947—published in the United States as A Brother for Hugh), I ran into this bit of ...
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