In the sleepy little Devonshire town of Melhampton, the lives of the village stalwarts are revealed in this charming collection of tales by Oppenheim. Mr Tidd, the manager of the local bank branch, has invested his life and savings in the education of his daughter, but has dipped into the banks funds to "maintain appearances." On the eve of quarterly bank examiners visit, he is confronted with guilt and exposure. In another tale, the town veterinarian is conflicted about his desire to marry the serving girl at the local Melhampton Arms. Each of these stories presents a social or financial quandary typical of England at the time.
Used availability for E Phillips Oppenheim's Chronicles of Melhampton
March 2018 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Chronicles of Melhampton
Author(s): E Phillips Oppenheim