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A Shilling for Candles (1936) by Josephine Tey

"A Shilling for Candles" may also refer to:

Josephine Tey's A Shilling for Candles was first published in 1936.

The novel was adapted for Alfred Hitchcock's film Young and Innocent (1937).

BBC Radio has broadcast four different adaptations of novel, as well as an abridged reading in 1959.


Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful young film actress is found lying dead on the beach one morning.