Books: Kiss Them for Me

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER by Pamela Frankau. 311 pages. Random House. $4.95.

Sherry is the drink Pamela Frankau is offering here for those who take it—out of a cut-glass decanter, and perhaps a biscuit to go with it. The time is 1926, when England was just recovering from the general strike. Back from assorted boarding schools, the three Weston children are assembled at a seaside resort where Daddy's musical show, The Moonrakers, is definitely not raking in the cash. Mummy has been dead for years, and Daddy has contrived a living out of a shoestring and the old school tie (Eton) by...

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