MR. SKEFFINGTON by Elizabeth
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The trade and the public will welcome another book by ""Elizabeth"" who can always be counted on for a skillfully wrought tale, with plausible solution and characters. This time her heroine is at the line between accepting the approach of age and ceasing to struggle after the prerogatives of youth and she refuses to accept the shift with the equanimity advisable. Her state of mind is further complicated by recurrent images of the husband of whom she had disposed twenty years before, so she goes to a neurologist for advice. She doesn't like the advice he gives her, and tries to solve her problems in her own way. What that way is makes entertaining reading, and the solution while tinged a bit with a Warwick Deeping touch, is eminently satisfactory from the angle of the majority of her readers. A good book for rentals and for that large group of book buyers who want a good story, with a bit of social furbe-lows and authentic background.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1940
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran