AMANDA by Paul Hyde Bonner

AMANDA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jonathan Laidlaw, an American in England- with the Embassy, is coincidentally drawn into a circle who had known Amanda Ross, with whom he had fallen in love during the war and who had died in 1947. Now ten years later many facts about Amanda are filled in of her titled status, of her unhappy marriage to a man who proved to be a Communist agent, and of her unacknowledged love for Jonathan- and free him for the first time. But Amanda does not withdraw entirely, and as Jonathan spends a weekend in a castle in Scotland- she directs him toward Daphne, continues to haunt the couple as she suggests the writing of her story (here) and starts Jonathan on a new career.... A light touch for all this spirit writing and romancing, and the definitely entour- age of the Embassy-to-aristocratic-circles keeps it fashionable for his following.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1957
Publisher: Scribner