This author has built up a steadily growing following, among the more discriminating circulating library readers, and this new novel is an amusing tale, with no purpose other than to entertain, and, perhaps, to point a mild moral. It does both rather well....A story of family relations, in the emotional history of the unconventional artist, Eliot Merrall and his wife Lorna, and of each of their children. The setting and inhibitions are English. The writing is better than average. The tone of the tale is merry. They are a lovable and abandoned lot -- abandoned to the enjoyment of everything except worrying. The only thing that upset the unconventional parents was the conventionality of their children, a pleasant reversal of the usual pattern.