THE MISSING MASTERPIECE by Helen Girvan

THE MISSING MASTERPIECE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Masterpiece is no chef d'oeuvre and not even much of a trompe l'oeil: in fact it wouldn't take anybody in, even though it may help some girl to fill out a couple of hours. Nan, 17, usually farmed out to one of her many aunts, is invited by Alice, her seventh, until then unknown, aunt to spend a summer at Covehaven, Massachusetts where, along with summer theatre and boating activities, she puzzles over some strange offshore signals. Then there's a stolen Degas; the theft of seven other pictures- with less of a signature- and their return; and then of course her subsidiary romantic interest in Ross which parallels her Aunt Alice's courtship by her guardian, Warren Blake... A diverging story of intermittent interest.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1965
Publisher: Westminster