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A Pride of Heroes

(1969)
(Old English Peep Show)
(The second book in the James Pibble series)
A novel by

 
Americans may have Colonial Williamsburg, but for the Brits, there's "Old England," an elaborate theme-park that pays homage to a similarly imaginary glorious past. At Old England, the woods are lush with game-birds, servants know their place, and round every corner is a pink-cheeked, mob-capped maid, bobbing a curtsey and trilling "lawk-a-mussy!" in a rustic brogue. It's no wonder the tourists are happy to buy tickets to a yesterday that never was. Lately, though, there's been a fly in the Old England ointment. The two doddering old war-heroes who own the estate seem to have slipped from charmingly eccentric to disturbingly nuts, and one of the "servants" has committed suicide. Dispatched to investigate the death, Inspector Jimmy Pibble is half-hypnotized by Old England's allure, but when he forces himself to poke beneath the daydream, what he finds is not exactly a green and pleasant land.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: Pride of Heroes (Scarlet Dagger Large Print Books)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-7451-6462-5 / 978-0-7451-6462-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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April 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: Pride of Heroes (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-7451-8608-4 / 978-0-7451-8608-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1969 : USA Hardback
Title: Old English Peep Show
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-06-011037-6 / 978-0-06-011037-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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February 1969 : UK Hardback
Title: Pride of Heroes (King crime)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-340-04260-5 / 978-0-340-04260-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Old English Peep Show (The James Pibble Mysteries)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-5040-0501-5 / 978-1-5040-0501-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Old English Peep Show
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-933397-74-8 / 978-1-933397-74-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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February 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: A Pride of Heroes
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-09-941620-4 / 978-0-09-941620-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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July 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Old English Peep Show
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-394-72602-2 / 978-0-394-72602-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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December 1982 : UK Paperback
Title: Pride of Heroes (A Hamlyn whodunnit)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-600-20559-2 / 978-0-600-20559-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamlyn
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July 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Pride of Heroes
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-586-03340-8 / 978-0-586-03340-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Old English Peep Show (The James Pibble Mysteries)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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