SUN IN THE MORNING by Elizabeth Cadell
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Already established as a writer of lighter, brighter English entertainments (Brimstone In the Garden page 337), this story of three girls and their girlhood in Calcutta has a thoroughly casual charm, catches the quality of youth without pandering to it, and has a gaiety all its own. Opening in 1913 when the friendship between them began, there is Poopy Delacourt, whose clothes were always separating at the wrong time; Marise Andros, who had a native French worldliness and a perfected prettiness; and ""I"", the nameless narrator. There was the convent school they attended together; piano lessons; the nine De Souzas next door and a particular interest in the overserious Benny; there was the war which brought separation as Marise went to France, the others to England; and after the war, there were the combined efforts of all to enable Poopy (who no longer needed a shock of safety pins to hold her together but still required cosmetic assistance) to attract a first and final love, while Marise is equal to anything- even a titled and proprietary mother-in- law.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1950
Publisher: Morrow