THE SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE by Emily The Hon. Eden

THE SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not as it might be supposed the continuation of The Semi-Attached Couple (1947) but, as well might be expected, again a stylized comedy of manners by late 18th century Miss Emily. Here it is Blanche, imaginative, fastidious and full of little vivacities, who fears the unpleasantnesses possible as she moves into a small house in Dulham. She soon learns that the Hopkinsons could not be better neighbors, and is more favorable to them than to snobbish, rude Baroness Sampson. There is the romance of her young sister, of the Hopkinson girls, and even of their older, gloomy brother in true period elegance: there are the cautionary coolnesses of Aunt Sarah and the pleasantnesses of visiting relations, even a curate with more heart than courage. Simple, gay -- and nostalgically entertaining.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1948
ISBN: 140991593X
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin