FROST by Andrew Hall

FROST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A minispoof on British superspies, Frost is the code name for a drab, bland clerk in the Ministry, a fellow named Thomas Hinton Stern. Stern likes best to leave London for the weekend and write verses at his father's vicarage. One pink Sunday a thirteen year old nymphet finds him alone in the woods and strips for him, while her cohort, a villainous dentist spy, takes pictures although T.H. is miles from any sexual response. Next day or so T.H. gets the word: photograph some secrets or be exposed as a child molester. Now called ""Frost,"" T.H. bumbles and fumbles through everything and loses his Job....For the most part the satire seldom comes to life except when the nymphet or T.H.'s friend Dum Dum Drummond are on stage. The others are Just too tissue-thin to retain interest.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Putnam