A short novel- or a long short story- is a well-dressed diversion, follows Anthony Gaylord to Scotland where he leases a...

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A short novel- or a long short story- is a well-dressed diversion, follows Anthony Gaylord to Scotland where he leases a rough shoot and-on a hunting holiday- tries to forget the recent death of his wife. Hoping to be alone, he cannot escape the amenities owed his hostess, Emily, Lady Carter-Owen, also widowed. Her success in the field leaves him to wonder if she is able to bag what she aims at elsewhere; her charms are chameleon- and considerable- and he leaves her regretfully for the States. There are many warnings- from her daughter- from her friends- about Emily's brace of husbands and their sudden deaths; he does not trust her- or himself; but finally a new perspective, through the eyes of her daughter, returns him to Emily with greater assurance... For all the hunting sorties, this is not too tweedy for those who don't- and the Bonner name will give what is virtually only a light, slight romance more than a sporting chance. Certainly rentally.

Pub Date: April 30, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956