FORTY-SEVEN KEYS by Erick Berry
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FORTY-SEVEN KEYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is -- to my way of thinking- a model of what a career or vocational book for High School readers should be. It's a good story, well told. The device used to keep the sound vocational advice separate for later reference is convincing, and yet can be read or skipped, as the reader chooses. There is, implicit in the story itself, the psychological values that belong in both good story telling- and good career material.... Honey wanted to be a writer; she applied for a part-time job as secretary to a novelist, feeling that she would learn something of her chosen profession while doing an interesting job. And she- and her employer- managed to get themselves involved in various small town activities, and to be on the inside in a matter of intrigue. Good plotting -- lots of action -- good characterization- dialogue in the contemporary vein without being cheap, this has elements that will appeal to any High School reader; and particular values for the aspiring young writer.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1949
Publisher: Macmillan