THURSDAY'S CHILD by Donald Macardle
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There's been a dearth of just such novels as this, and we liked this one -- an intelligent and comfortable story of the Wilsons and their brush-up against celebrity. The setting in contemporary, but not wartime, London. Mr. Wilson is staid, cautious, a little dry; Mrs. Wilson, more frivolous; Phoebe, the eldest, is fair of face, but it is Fennis, aged thirteen, independent, sincere, imaginative, who is selected for a small part by a film producer, and wins through to stardom. The effect on the family -- and Mr. Wilson's insistence on withdrawal to comfortable anonymity makes an original tale -- nice going.

Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1941
Publisher: Stokes