THE QUIET END OF EVENING by Honor Tracy

THE QUIET END OF EVENING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Essentially, or inessentially, this is one of Honor Tracy's cheeky comedies which never settles down too long anywhere although it does take place on the island of Inislmamona isolated altogether from both Dublin and London after the natives blow up the causeway in a gesture of defiance. Along with the nose to spite their face, they've cut off the tourist trade and have no income except the dole and seaweed. The more immediate action concerns a fiery young Nationalist, Sabina Boxham, her faineant brother, and his British university friend to whom he is going to sell their home place. The shindy, as they say around here, is filled out by all sorts of eccentrics, sots, and dogs and it's at a lightheaded remove from all those other present-day troubles ""Where the quiet-colored end of evening smiles/ miles on miles.

Pub Date: May 25th, 1972
Publisher: Random House