Chiefly for Barrie collectors -- but a nice job. Forty or fifty odd speeches, excluding only ""Courage"" and ""The...

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M'CONNACHIE AND J.M.B. -- The Speeches of J. M. Barrie

Chiefly for Barrie collectors -- but a nice job. Forty or fifty odd speeches, excluding only ""Courage"" and ""The Entrancing Life"", showing the facile grace, whimsy and modesty one expects from him. Really delightful reading and covering a wide range of subjects, with Barrie discoursing on all and sundry, cricket, writers known, including such familiars as Hardy, Shaw and Stevenson, his own boyhood, Mary Queen of Scots, and a delightful fantasy on ""Captain Hook at Eton."" Should reach a wider public than expected -- so scan your own special lists of customers with care. The introduction by Sir Hugh Walpole gives this a certain launching.

Pub Date: March 13, 1939

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1939