Henchmans at Home

Henchmans at Home

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0192713191
  • 9780192713193

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An old-fashioned family history in six self-contained episodes, the continuity supplied by the characterization of the three growing Henchmans and the certainties of their comfortable Victorian existence. From Rob's running away from home on his seventh birthday to Ellen's falling in love with the new doctor at a glittering ball, the story follows the conventionally high-spirited Henchmans for eleven years. The second episode, in which 12-year-old Ellen discovers that her lower-class summertime friend is an unwed mother, is the greatest departure; the fifth, with William, a university freshman, torn between the beckoning world and his father's medical practice, is more in the spirit of the whole. Others turn out to be more interesting than they promise: one humorously when the star of the missionary benefit, Miss Veena Basu from India, is unmasked as Ron ill-advisedly attempting to aid his Aunt's favorite cause - one with momentary suspense when a cast skating party is interrupted by a bank explosion that Rob is suspected of setting. But it takes some sympathy with charity bazaars and amateur theatrics to get that far in each, and a willingness to identify with a bygone sensibility to appreciate the virtues of this solid slick for younger ladies. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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