LAUGHTER IN THE NEXT ROOM by Sir Osbert Sitwell

LAUGHTER IN THE NEXT ROOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Scarlet Tree, Left Hand, Right Hand, Great Morning have their successor in this fourth of a series of five volumes of a ""monument to a world gone by"". Here are the years of the war, and the parade of well known as well as family portraits, the changing of the social and family fabric, the details of domestics as well as of cultural and political circles, the channels of interest and the continual plotting of strategy against a self-centered Father. There are the new trends in art, in writing, music and theater, the contacts with contemporaries in all fields, and a reappearance of doughty Henry Moatz, devoted servant since the author's childhood. Swan Walk and Renishaw again, and the quality of a generation, near in time, distant in thought.... this will hold interest for the followers of the early books, for those to whom memoirs in literate, emollient English appeal.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1948
Publisher: Little, Brown (A.M.P.)