A VIEW OF THE TOWN by Jan Hilliard

A VIEW OF THE TOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A local (Nova Scotia in the 1930's) landscape frames a modest melee of first families- and last, of lesser snobberies and spites, and of romance- unresolved and only slowly rewarded. Irascible Simon Ward lives in the restrictive household of females which includes his sister-in-law, his housekeeper, and his two daughters-Prim who at 26 has learned that any man is hard to find, and Harriet who had been loved and left by dashing Denis Cameron. Harriet now falls in love with Tom- but is not free for him; Denis returns home to seduce the housekeeper's daughter; Prim concludes her life search for a husband; Simon works on a local history while his sister tries to establish her heritage--- all this is an unhurried and for the most part unflurried narrative, domesticated for rent.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1954
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman