The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face

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Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Related place
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	F. E. Pollard in the chair.  &lt;br/&gt;

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mystery tantalizingly unsolved, but gave us a clever and amusing picture of the 
occupants rightful and encroaching of a  1st-class railway carriage. &lt;br/&gt;

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“Letters from Syria”. These were written some years ago in an atmosphere of 
peace &amp; tranquility. A particularly beautiful description of the writer’s first sight of 
the Greek Islands recalled to F. E. Pollard his voyage there with Charles 
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Working Peace System” by David Mitrany. The author suggests that in Post-War 
Europe we should pursue a line of action similar to that adopted by President 
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be improved if they contained more personal venom &amp; we were assured that 
Eleanor Rathbone is doing her best to liven things up. &lt;br/&gt;

11. Muriel Stevens read from The Autobiography of a Chinese Girl” by Hsieh Ping-
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