STRIPLINGS by N. Warner Hooke


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A very difficult book to place -- and not an easy book to sell. Possibly, the fringe of the INNOCENT VOYAGE market, though there is not that element of morbidity; possibly, too, one side of the appeal of WORTH REMEMBERING, though not so frankly comedy as that. Here is a very English story of two children, seven and eight at the start, thirteen at the close of the story. It is essentially the children's story, an inside close-up of their minds, shocks -- plenty of them -- throughout, and yet striking many chords of memory, and frequently tickling the funny bone. The best way to sell it is to have someone in your own organization read it, then deliberately make a list of possible customers, and try it out on them. Ask them to read a few pages and judge for themselves. Don't try to tell them what it is about -- as that has almost nothing to do with the indefinable appeal. Not a book for circulation, I should say.

Pub Date: June 4th, 1934
Publisher: Dutton