THE CUCKOO by Margaret Morrison

THE CUCKOO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As British as a crumpet and as cosy as a cup of tea, this innocuous tale of an elderly couple and their changeling son. Maisie had her first child at 42 but it was born dead so James hurried an infant from a foundling home to her arms to save her life. The substitution was kept secret and James carried his family to the south of France to avoid local gossip. There he and Maisie's withered little life bloomed and blossomed and when Henry developed great musical talent their horizons were unlimited. When Maisie learned the truth -- it wasn't as bad as she thought. Perhaps old slippers and bonbon department, but pleasantly polite.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1952
Publisher: Roy