Herbert's Holy Deadlock broke ground for new divorce laws in England and this is gunning for remarriage in the Church after...

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Herbert's Holy Deadlock broke ground for new divorce laws in England and this is gunning for remarriage in the Church after divorce in a romp of a story and a ravaging of the arguments against current rules and restrictions. An admiral of the Fleet wants to see his daughter married by her rector; Dame Marion Marne, a musical comedy star, is determined that her ex-husband shall marry a Lady of Quality -- so the two of them combine forces against Brayne, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in more than one engagement. Since Dame Marne is an Obstacle it is logical that she should do away with herself since only then will the Church permit a marriage and it is the working out of this plan -- Dame Marne's decision to make the suicide a real one and her delight when she fails -- that rounds out the baiting of the Archbishop. With both marriages assured the Archbishop is faced with the fact that he has been had, with Dame Marne's reincarnation. Witty and wily, Sir Alan displays not a little Wodehouse-mastership in his characters, and fights his cause (in 1960) effectively, showily, and fluently.

Pub Date: Oct. 3, 1958

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958