The Changeling

The Changeling

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  • Hardback | 162 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0192711849
  • 9780192711847

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Mr. Mayne has not lived up to his book, The Blue Boat (1960, p.49, J-17) with this latest rambling glimpse of English children. The plot is poorly constructed; a few youngsters' discovery of a hidden building becomes tiresome. The story picks up toward the very end when an old lady - a victim of amnesia, regains her memory, but - it is too late, and does not compensate for the major portion of the book which moves slowly. There are many Anglicisms which lead only to ambiguity. Character portrayal is sketchy and weak; in the end, all that is remembered is a muddle of papier ??ache people and a hidden house. Seen without illustrations. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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