Books: Mixed Fiction, Jan. 21, 1957

Mixed Fiction FOR EVERY FAVOUR, by Ruby Ferguson (320 pp.; Little, Brown; $3.95), is a report on that lost time when the grapes were always plump in the hothouse and no butler ever stole a spoon. Instead of telling the gloom of aristocrats obliged to do without servants, English Novelist Ruby Ferguson, 57, resourcefully chronicles the even gloomier situation of servants who have run out of aristocrats. Her story about the decline, fall and resurrection of Edward Shrewsbury, the perfect butler, is calculated to make envious many a lady novelist...

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