THE BRANCH-BEARERS by Glen Petrie

THE BRANCH-BEARERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not truer Victoriana this time (A Singular Iniquity) but close to the spirit of that era, this is an agreeably appointed story of Chalmers, gentleman-bachelor, and his attachment to Clemmie Wainwright who is ""not good for people."" Not good for the artist for whom she had once modeled before he died of opiates; not good for her wealthy husband who has vanished; not good for herself -- those wakeful or sleepwalking nocturnes; not good for Chalmers who had not quite recognized ""her sort""? Mr. Petrie tells his story with a finesse not usually accorded the genre -- it's a most pleasing lamplit entertainment for that horsehair loveseat.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1973
Publisher: Stein & Day