In 1920, with the war behind them, the Fieldings believed things would return to normal, and into this family came the new...

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MISS ALLICK

In 1920, with the war behind them, the Fieldings believed things would return to normal, and into this family came the new governess, Miss Allick of the flat heels and inos. With an egotistic-like determination she sets about becoming one of England's leading authors. Gaucho, her first attempt, was so bad on every count that most publishers refused to handle it; with a few ""honest"" bribes an old friend of the Fieldings agreed to launch it- and overnight it was a success. Her career is launched. The amoral twenties saw Adjust Your Dress; then at its close came a family saga, The Dennison Epic. So through the years,- changing friends, personality and furniture, along with literary styles to suit the times, Miss Allick gorged herself on success. She even annexes a husband, Shayle Fielding, twenty years her junior, and her first charge as governess. The book is an ironical thrust at the public who snapsup meretricious values; it is a lament on the deterioration of literature -- and with it all, it is good entertainment, spiced with sarcasm and trimmed with good British decor, in subtle style. Not for everyone- but those who will appreciate it will have a good time.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947