Flora Vandal is a very disturbed neurotic and prickly young person when the story opens, and she resists to the last...

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A MONTH IN GORDON SQUARE

Flora Vandal is a very disturbed neurotic and prickly young person when the story opens, and she resists to the last recognition of the fact that people aren't laughing at her, humiliating her, and that there are a few who care very deeply for her and can be hurt- as she has let herself be hurt. It is a perceptive study of youth awakening from intense egotism, and the telling has much of Swinnerton's subtle charm. Slighter in substance and development than most of his novels, this none the less conveys a vivid picture of one segment of London drawing room survival, as a gentleman of the old school somehow manages to dominate the people about him, from the hangers-on to the youthful critics who ultimately succumb. Special.

Pub Date: Feb. 18, 1954

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1954