UNCLOUDED SUMMER by Alec Waugh

UNCLOUDED SUMMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With an assured, gently glamourous touch, this recaptures a summer idyll on the Riviera in the 20's, the love affair between Francis Oliver, American painter, and Judy Marriott, married to a much older English diplomat. Attracted by Judy, indulged and self-indulgent, Francis is to question the permanence of her affections, spends one night with her only to meet later indifference, agrees- as the summer breaks up- to come to England in the spring. There again he finds an elusive, evasive Judy, and as his camaraderie with her stepdaughter Marion is taken more seriously by Marion, he agrees- with Judy's sanction- to marry her. Seventeen years later a reunion with Judy brings the realization that she too had loved him, recognized the impossibility of that love... With a sophistication of handling which includes a certain amount of dalliance, physical as well as sentimental, this is for women- but not all public libraries.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1947
Publisher: Farrar, Straus