One more flounce from the practiced seamstress of little nothings--set within the windblown pop-chic of an English...

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One more flounce from the practiced seamstress of little nothings--set within the windblown pop-chic of an English yesteryear, when motor cars first arrived and vests were worn underneath. Waif Mab, tolerated by her artsy circle in spite of her penchant for discreet in-house panhandling, is rebuffed in her love for author Robin, who is an early bird in the courtship of beautiful bourgeois Mary. They wed, but Art and Mary's Country Life (plumped up by her unexpected inheritance) don't mix, and while Robin stalks off to the city, Mary is being 'wooed by a nob neighbor, who thoughtfully O.D.'s his wife. There's a trial and Scandal, but dear Mab, to spare Robin embarrassment, saves the day by false testimony, the which is appreciated by longtime cynic Colin who discovers that Mab is ""very special."" And Mab advances from feeling ""hopelessly"" unhappy to being merely ""dramatic, ally unhappy."" The author plays Hostess to her mature following with yet another Twinkie.

Pub Date: Aug. 25, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977