I THINK ROME IS BURNING by Cynthia Seton

I THINK ROME IS BURNING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From columns appearing in the News and the Washington Post comes this collection of one woman's (and an ""embattled statistic"" she) views, opinions, and feelings on many subjects. Bits of her childhood -- in contrast to that of her children, houses and moving, travel and vacations, home improvements and those for schools, education and the ITA (practically a King charles' head), domestic and foreign affairs, and other matters make up the book. You are very aware that there are ""children in residence"" with Tony, Julia and Maggle, and later Norah, and their omnipresent delight -- and torments, you have no doubt about her attitude on TV singing commercials, butter and margarine, cooking and food, discipline and modern schooling, humanity and inhumanity; she makes clear her ""spasms of indignation"". Not as butterfly light -- or waspish -- as Joan Kerr, Mrs. Seton has her own style of humorous presentation in the domestic scene and a sincere intelligence in things that matter. Invigorating.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1962
Publisher: Doubleday