Not truer Victoriana this time (A Singular Iniquity) but close to the spirit of that era, this is an agreeably appointed...

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THE BRANCH-BEARERS

Not truer Victoriana this time (A Singular Iniquity) but close to the spirit of that era, this is an agreeably appointed story of Chalmers, gentleman-bachelor, and his attachment to Clemmie Wainwright who is ""not good for people."" Not good for the artist for whom she had once modeled before he died of opiates; not good for her wealthy husband who has vanished; not good for herself -- those wakeful or sleepwalking nocturnes; not good for Chalmers who had not quite recognized ""her sort""? Mr. Petrie tells his story with a finesse not usually accorded the genre -- it's a most pleasing lamplit entertainment for that horsehair loveseat.

Pub Date: Aug. 15, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Stein & Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1973