Books: Eager

Eager RUSTLE OF SPRING— Clare Cameron—Doran ($2). When Clare Cameron was a little girl she lived, like her contemporary, Author Thomas Burke, in the slums of London. Her parents were stodgy, honest, bourgeois, with numerous aunts and cousins. Clare grew up with a longing for "finer things." This document of her callow years is marred by an overdose of sentimental estheticism and a dismaying lack of humor. She seems a little too sure that she was an unusual little girl. When, in school, "we were given the choice of three subjects for com...

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