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Pennington, Arthur Stukeley. Arthur Stukeley Pennington was created by J.G. Brandon (Sexton Blake, Aloysius McCarthy) and appeared in thirty novels from 1933 to 1960, beginning with West End. Pennington began life as Ronald Sturges Vereker Purvale, a.k.a. “R.S.V.P.,” a secondary character in the Sexton Blake stories, but Purvale proved popular enough to recreate and spin off in his own series. 

Arthur Stukeley Pennington is a Fop. Arthur Stukeley Pennington, a.k.a. “A.S.P.,” is “The Monocled Tramp,” a cynical, world-traveling aristocrat given to an affected speech pattern (including “blinkin’,” “drivel and tosh,” and “bally”), xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. He also solves mysteries, assisted by his manservant, the reformed criminal “Flash” George Wibley, and by his chauffeur, the “taximan” Big Bill Withers. Pennington’s contact on the police force is Detective Inspector Aloysius McCarthy.

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