MARRY AT LEISURE by Anne Piper

MARRY AT LEISURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another British go at the amoral female here considers Candida whose child- bearing omits fathers and whose efforts to marry for the good of her growing nursery meet with various types of failure. Monied and with a Thames-side house, her pregnancies (French and American) are befriended by Savage, a statutory tenant, whose inelegant treatment enables her to have her three little girls (one set of twins) in something like cold comfort (she smuggles in an Italian baby she is handed in Italy) and his is the advice that keeps her looking for a proper papa. But each male she stalks fails at the finish tape -- marriage is not possible with one; another balks at the babies; still another, eminently possible, is too old -- and it is Savage who finally breaks the deadlock with a definite proposal. A frothily foolish heroine keeps this -- almost always -- effervescent.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1959
Publisher: Norton