Miss Carter and the Ifrit

 
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To look at Miss Georgina Carter you would never have suspected that a woman of her age and character would have allowed herself to be so wholeheartedly mixed up with an Ifrit.

It’s the final months of World War II and Georgina Carter, a single woman in her late forties with a drab job in the Censorship office, is convinced that nothing very shattering, nothing very devastating could happen to one after that age. But then she buys some wood blocks from a blitzed roadway, one of which, when burned in her fireplace, releases a long-imprisoned Ifrit (don’t call him a genie) eager to do her bidding. Nicknamed Joe, he zaps in exotic foods and luxurious decor, and takes her on a dizzying hurtle through space to visit a beloved nephew in Canada. Then an old flame visits and Joe senses possibilities . . .

This delightful 1945 novel, alongside its fantasy elements, depicts the mood of the later war years, with bombed out buildings, dirt, cravings for impossible-to-find foods, and the surliness and fatigue of many Londoners—but all are considerably enlivened by an energetic, well-meaning, but slightly overly-enthusiastic Ifrit.

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Susan Alice Kerby was born Elizabeth Burton, in Cairo, 4 October 1908. She lived in Canada from 1912 where she eventually married and divorced John Theodore Aitken. In Canada she worked for the Windsor Star before returning to England in 1935, living in London and working in advertising, public relations and journalism. During the Second World War she worked part-time as a fire watcher, and published three novels, the last of which was Miss Carter and the Ifrit. From 1958 she wrote a number of popular history books under the name Elizabeth Burton. The author later lived in Witney, Oxfordshire, where she died 30 July 1990.

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