Starring again, in one of her individual tours de force, Miss Thirkell presents that well known territory which she has...

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Starring again, in one of her individual tours de force, Miss Thirkell presents that well known territory which she has staked out as singularly her own- upperorust British society, with a variegated fringe of the forces behind the scenes- Nannies, shopkeepers, general public, who- though in the background- have much to say in the affairs of their employers. But Miss Thirkell's readers will perhaps not be surprised to hears again her clawing remarks on the dreadful peace, on the changing of the status quo, on the inevitable break up of pre-war status and standards. The Mertons, Brandons, Keiths, the whole Barchester terrain in the familiar, microscopic detail, perhaps even more amplified as to footnotes, addenda than in earlier works, and the lulling perfection of exact rendition of speech and thought- these still have their own white corpuscled tenacity, in the name of protocol at least.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 155921189X

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947