THE HAPPY TIME by Robert Fontaine


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Poignancy and pungency for the disillusions and illuminations of a boyhood in Ottawa, in the idiom of the French Canadians, fully expressive of the gaiety, the amoral amorousness of the race. Here was Papa, with his lenient outlook, Mama and her gentle affection, Uncle Louis and his love of wine, Uncle Desmonde who collected garters, etc. There was the time the Boy learned the efficacy of prayer; the time when he became fascinated with Mignonette's nightgowns and lost Mignonette; when he made the unfortunate attempt to climb the church steeple --exploits of a sentimental education which provides much that is engaging reading.

Pub Date: June 25th, 1945
Publisher: Simon & Schuster