Again a disarming diversion records the annals of an affair from its cautious, calculated beginning to its unexpected end....

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SOME DARLING FOLLY

Again a disarming diversion records the annals of an affair from its cautious, calculated beginning to its unexpected end. To Remy, an actor of fickle experience and facile charm, Sophie, the much younger wife of a quiet, dedicated lawyer is a challenge; her ingenuousness and her seriousness attract him. From Liza, her cousin, a deliberately disorted account of her past and an early marriage does not deflect him but the romance, once engaged, is increasingly ungratifying and unsatisfying. Sophie, always candid, is undemanding and disengages herself easily; her love for her husband is not only undiminished but is sharpened by Remy's accomplished tutelage- so that it is with a new awareness that Sophie returns to the marriage which will prove ""unusually happy"" rather than only ""relatively contented"".... Monica Stirling who records this small parable of passion and sentiment with intimacy and finesse may be remembered for Lovers Aren't Company, Adventurers Please Abstain, or The Boy in Blue.

Pub Date: Oct. 31, 1956

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Publisher: Coward-McCann

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956