QUIETLY SHE LIES by E.M.D. Hawthorn

QUIETLY SHE LIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from page 350 of the June 15th bulletin, as follows: ""* A daily diary which links past with present is the means by which six years bedridden Mildred Thomson reveals her corroded and unforgiving approach to the intricate relationships within her family and at the schools where she has taught. Beginning in 1900 and ending in 1945, this is the story of her flight from home, her misstep at Clarence House which led to her slavery there, and the hold she obtained over the Head. It goes on to her years of dissimulation after an abortion, a thwarted love affair, the failure of her own school through the death of a pupil and her efforts to avert her sister Mary's approaching marriage. And now with the suspicion that her bodily disease is the symptom of a disordered soul and every relative and caller is suspect, the roots of the earlier years are twined around happenings of each day. The intent to murder mirrors murder when dead Mary's letter is delivered to her husband. Veddy good.

Publisher: Harper