A likeable story in the Berkeley Square tradition, though a bit over-written and flowery. Eden Close is a beautiful old...

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THE CITY LIES FOUR-SQUARE

A likeable story in the Berkeley Square tradition, though a bit over-written and flowery. Eden Close is a beautiful old house in a run down section of a small English town. When Julien, a placid country doctor, moves in six months before his marriage, he finds that the place is haunted by Patrick Mundy, poet of many generations back, a lost soul, seeking solace and companionship and assurance about his lost love. Julien is caught up in the whole web, dominated by it, and his love for Margaret falters. Only then does Patrick, recognizing that this love must not perish, forfeit his new-found earth companion -- and so earn a passport to heaven and his own love. Whimsical, gentle, charming -- but limited in its very unreality.

Pub Date: Feb. 10, 1939

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1939