Highly affectionate, amusing anecdotage of his English Aunt Abbie, as she surmounts all surroundings and situations, exerts...

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ABBIE

Highly affectionate, amusing anecdotage of his English Aunt Abbie, as she surmounts all surroundings and situations, exerts her rather testy tyranny over equals and inferiors, and high-hands her way without losing the love of those around her, particularly her half-American nephew. Here are Dane's recollection of his aunt from the time when she routed his governesses, through his school years when she advised him, indulged him, to later episodes as Abbie bullies and bargains her way on the continent, breaks down customs officials, sentimentalizes over her gardens, her animals, saves a ""fallen girl"" for the sake of Britain's manpower, stalks beavers, dominates doctors, and remains undefeated by the fall of France...Erratic entertainment-fun. The author's Village in the Sun won him a host of readers.

Pub Date: June 28, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946