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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 05:41 am
MERCENARIES THRILL WIFE is an anagram of the full name of a character in a 1950's novel. How is this person better known, as in the title of the novel in question?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 08:06 am
@sophocles,
I thought I had it with Harriet M Welsch from "Harriet The Spy" but it doesn't quite work so this post serves as my bookmark while I continue to think on it.
sophocles
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 09:04 am
@boomerang,
Thanks for trying
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 10:48 am
I was able to use all the letters making:

Mrs. Catherine I. Freewill

but I can't find a character by that name...

I did find a book called "The Two Mentors: A Modern Story" that has a Miss Freewill and a Catherine (perhaps even Catherine Freewill) but it was written in 1873.

So, really, this is just another bookmark....
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 11:55 am
@boomerang,
Boom you have absolutely made my entire day, maybe week
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lmur
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2016 03:44 am
@sophocles,
William Ernest Richfire is my bookmark. Could be Sir Something. Finch or French maybe?

Hoping that boomerang works it out!
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2016 07:41 am
@lmur,
It's driving me nuts! Things like this get stuck in my head and keep me preoccupied until they're solved. I should never click on anything that says "anagram".

I've been thinking on it from other angles -- book titles from the 50s that might work --

What was the name of the "Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"? Nope.

What was the name of "Lady Chatterley's Lover"? Nope.

What was "My Cousin Rachel"'s last name? Nope.

And so on and so forth.

(sigh)

lmur
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2016 07:54 am
@boomerang,
I feel your pain! While not exactly obsessing about it like you obviously have (smiley face) I did google 'popular novels of the 1950's' to see if anything jumped out. One site had 649 and I skimmed through the first 100 or so before giving up! What if the novel was unpopular? To me it's more fun to unscramble words just for the heck of it.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2016 08:30 am
My favorite one that I unscrambled is

Christian Melee Rifler -- I had a W left over.
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