THE GOOD CAUSE by David Stone


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A saucy diversion (those who remember The Tired Spy and All The Loyal People- Putnam- will remember this bright British talent) does well with doing good- i.e. a foundation which is endowing a new chair of Applied English at Cambridge. However its Assistant Secretaries, Jack Fender and Charles Modyford, are more involved in philandering than philanthropy- Fender in a relationship with a prim young woman which is frustrating and domesticating; Modyford who is the victim of his passion spent and misspent. This takes in horse racing, the art mart, a am party, and the unorganized business of organized charity....Merrie England- with a new look, this kicks up its heels but never stubs its toes. Conservatives may cavil, others will enjoy it.

Pub Date: July 8th, 1963
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston