YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER by Harriet Austin

YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Letters from an orphan asylum, written by a ten-year old to her father, and smuggled out by the friendly bee-man. Between real letters are those written under supervisor's eyes. A naive account of a child's ups and downs of adjusting herself to regimented life, with rebellion at rules and regulations, the treatment she and her sister and brothers received, her loves and hates, her playing in the band, sprucing up for visitors, rejoicing in her father's visits, struggling against her faults. Appeal of authentic Daddy-Long-Legs sort of thing, with something of childhood's calm acceptance of ugliness recalling Hughes' Innocent Voyage.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1939
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran