Books: Backward

A GOOD MAN'S LOVE—E. M. Delafield —Harper.

If you are an old Delafield-sipper you will know that Authoress Delafield's books (The Way Things Are, The Diary of a Provincial Lady, House Party), like so many informally-handed cups of tea, have a lighthearted, everyday, almost always amusing flavor. But this time the leaves are not quite fresh, the brew is a little bitter. Usually she manages to be not too true to life to be funny. But unless you can laugh at locksmiths you will find nothing in A Good Man's Love to hold...

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