HIGH SMOKE by Audrey Chalmers


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A new twist to the vaudeville and theatre story -- this time a self-possessed high-strung little heroine wants to break away from it all while Father and Mother tread the boards. Deborah Pringle, nine years old, escaped from the loneliness into which her mother and step-father's occupation forced her by pretending that her doll house, named Little High Smoke for the home of her grandparents of High Smoke in the country, is very real and filled with a happy Pringle family. Although Debbie meets wonderful, kind-hearted vaudeville people in the New York hotel, including beloved Uncle Dan, she wants most of all to live in High Smoke. Finally Debbie gets her wish, and best of all, Mother has a new baby, leaves the stage and many of Debbie's vaudeville friends come to live in High Smoke too. A pleasant, sentimental story, heavy with coincidence. But those outside the glamor profession may wonder why Debbie wants to raise chickens.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1950
Publisher: Viking