Originally scheduled for October publication, this was reported as follows:- ""An unimportant collection of short stories by...

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THE GIPSY'S BABY

Originally scheduled for October publication, this was reported as follows:- ""An unimportant collection of short stories by the author of The Ballad and the Source. Most of the stories have children as central characters; Miss Lehmann has a singularly sympathetic perceptive way of handling children, of seeing late their thoughts and emotions. The title story gives one an oblique awareness of the tragedy in a child who has known only poverty but who glimpses ways that are different and strives to escape from reality into imagination; several of the stories revolve around John and Jean (query -- are these deliberately nostalgic, with a quality of reminscence?) -- of a household that expresses a way of life that will not return. The final story captures the confusion and turmoil of a village entertainment and the people in different way's involved in putting it on. The author's name will give this more impetus to sales than the average collection of short stories.

Pub Date: Jan. 7, 1946

ISBN: 1843914271

Page Count: -

Publisher: Beynal & Hitchcock

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946