The Hand of Glory.
THE HAND OF GLORY The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or else, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that "did the deed. . Sophie Masson Sophie Masson is a French-Australian fantasy and children's author.
Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents who are of mixed ancestry (French, Spanish and Portuguese). . 2004. Read by Richard Aspel. 6 tapes. 8 hrs. Bolinda Audio. 1-74093-250-1. $54.00. Vinyl; plot, reader notes. SA
Masson rewrites Australia's history in this action-filled mystery. Melbourne in 1854 is a dangerous place for Mickey O'Brien, whose father is a drunk and a bully. But it gets even more dangerous when a mysterious Frenchman named Mr. Redding Redding, city (1990 pop. 66,462), seat of Shasta co., N central Calif., on the Sacramento River; inc. 1872. A principal tourist center for a mountain and lake region, it also has lumbering, food-processing, and diverse manufacturing. from Esperance es·per·ance
[Middle English esperaunce, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sp , the French colony in Australia, hires Mickey to accost a young lady from England and escort her from her ship into Mr. Redding's hands. Miss Sylvia Hoveden is saved from her fate and allowed to continue her journey to the gold fields in the interior, searching for Felix, her twin brother, who is in desperate trouble. Mickey takes his younger sisters and runs away to the gold fields as well.
Aspel uses his talent with accents to give Masson's story a full-voiced reading. He handles with aplomb a·plomb
Self-confident assurance; poise. See Synonyms at confidence.
[French, from Old French a plomb, perpendicularly : a, according to (from Latin ad-; see various British dialects, as well as Chinese, French, and Australian ones. Older teens will enjoy this fictional history of the continent Down Under and its feisty heroine. Janet Julian, Grafton, MA
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