With an accent on the more unlovely, unhappy failings of men and women, this is a rather undemonstrative account of the...

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With an accent on the more unlovely, unhappy failings of men and women, this is a rather undemonstrative account of the activities at the Red House, a shabby genteel English coast. Assembled there are Mr. Haxton, whose thirty years of marriage pleasures; Mr. Ribble, old and lecherous, Mr. J retires further into a monastery, Mrs. More, living on the memory of a dead and- bringing a certain animation from the outside world, John Denton, bounder , at first suspected guilty of the murder of Mrs. Hughes, who runs the Actually, it is he who solves the mystery -- and the story ends with another . A somewhat sad, sometimes satiric portrayal of unfortunates which at times, is surface treatment rarely showing evidence of the very real talent in The Umbrella Thorn.

Pub Date: Feb. 16, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Creative Age

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948