AUNT JANE MCPHIPPS AND HER BABY BLUE CHIPS by Frances Rummell

AUNT JANE MCPHIPPS AND HER BABY BLUE CHIPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the ticker-taped account of what happens to Jane McPhipps after her husband Horace's death which leaves her with social security and only enough insurance ""for about two years of genteel poverty"". When $3000, invested by Horace's old employer, becomes $9000, Jane decides to take a course in investments, discards all she learns, and develops her own system. She organizes a club- the Golden Girls; they stage a protest at a stockholders' meeting; and they all get taken by the ""confidential"" confidence approach of a former classmate and invest in what seems to be (but proves not to be) a thoroughly questionable enterprise. And at the end, while Jane has made a fabulous killing, she is happy to settle for the flesh and blood security offered by kindly Mr. Ernst, her broker... At most and at best, a small flier.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall