A KEY TO LAURELS by March Cost


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This takes place more or less inconceivably in the lovely Scottish house called the Laurels owned by one Miss Lumsden and shared almost equally in the affection of the countrified girl Annie Worth who comes to be her cook and companion and confidante. As Miss Lumsden fails toward the end, she tells her story to Annie of an involvement with an artist who left her a priceless picture she now bequeathes to Annie and of her sudden ""disappointment"" when after a brief ""Your adorable child"" romance the Duke who was to marry her dies. All of it is appended more happily leaving Annie with her picture and the privilege of going on at the Laurels and there's even a kitchen-maid's nativity in the basement there.... Surpassingly genteel and underwhelmingly bland.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1972
Publisher: Vanguard