IT ENDS WITH REVELATIONS by Dodie Smith

IT ENDS WITH REVELATIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author's piquant eye and penchant for situations and characters that are slightly bizarre has stood her well through the years as she handles scenes that in less skilled hands would seem merely ridiculous. Jill and Miles Quentin have returned to the scene of their first meeting... Miles is starring in an out-of-town tryout that is destined to close shortly after reaching London. While in the provinces they meet M.P. Geoffrey Thornton and his two charming teenagers Kit and Robin. The Thornton family falls in love on masse with Jill, particularly after the girls learn from older brother Julian (who has had some experience in these matters) that Miles is homosexual. Jill, who had married Miles as a matter of mutual convenience (she was pregnant by an absent lover...later miscarried. Miles had lost his true love Allan in an accident) finds herself reawakened by Geoffrey after ten years of sexual suspended animation. But she and Miles have come to love each other emotionally. She opts for a love affair, Geoffrey is adamant about marriage. In the meantime the fourteen-year-old boy who co-starred in the play makes a sordid blackmail threat to Miles... Naturally it ends with Revelations and a tidy resolution. The author's usual, unusual brand of entertainment.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1967
Publisher: Little, Brown