A series of interludes in the life of a London widow, Mrs. Florence Appleby, are pleasing in their casual humor and...

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A series of interludes in the life of a London widow, Mrs. Florence Appleby, are pleasing in their casual humor and capricious observation. Minding her grandson, entertaining guests, visitors from Michigan, being cowed by a lady gardener, attending a piano recital -- with interruptions, traveling her dog on a train, volunteer work in a hospital, yachting in the Aegean, travel and hospitality in America, and assorted other episodes are logged by this volatile diarist whose self-portrait is an attractive one, not only of living alone but also with others. It is in the tradition of many female commentators- the American Mrs. Appleyard and others of British origin -- and adds to its international appeal by its complete femininity and happy scitter-scattering of random imaginings along with its pianissimo recital of daily doings. For that less than youthful audience.

Pub Date: Oct. 2, 1958

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958