THE MUSGRAVES by D. E. Stevenson

THE MUSGRAVES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another muddling through for an English family, this pivots around widowed Esther, her concern with a reduced type of living, and the issues that her married daughter Margaret and her husband Bernard, her oldest daughter Delia, and her youngest Rose manage to create. The fortunate arrival of the son of her husband's former marriage -- Walter who has finally done well in South Africa --eventually takes Delia off her hands while Rose, who has hidden her meetings with Lady Steyne's stepson, wakes to her deceit through the gossipy interest of their daily's mother, and Margaret's emollient contribution is her pregnancy. Pleasant and polite, this is earmarked for an audience that demands complacency with a small area of turbulence.

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston