GRANDMERE by Vina Delmar


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The age differential between Bad Girl and Grandmere is a rough indication of just how long Vina Delmar has been writing these lanolized entertainments for women. This one, in spite of its then and now, stop and start story (""sweeping action"" ""audaciously constructed""--the publishers--) centers around Rebecca Winton and her three children who did not manage to hold her absentee-actor husband; in fact none of the three children turned out too well and now Vicki, in Paris is leaving her two children for another stage character, Rebeeca goes to Paris to be with the children, tries to learn French to communicate with the little ones, all prefatory to Vicki's suicide attempt. In between there are retrospectives of the past, vistas of Paris from the Eiffel Tower to the Tour d'Argent, and lots of affluent accessories--fashion, fabrics, furniture, food.... For that audience which is equally well-preserved.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1966
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World