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The Day We Were Mostly Butterflies - Louise W. King

£24.99

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This book tells of four episodes in the life of Miss Moppet, a feather-brained child-like blonde, who is loved and cherished by a lady truck driver named Lillian Richardson. It is outrageous and uninhibited, and their circle of friends is extravagantly preposterous, but the gossamer substance of the plots is conveyed in a style that is both beautiful and funny. Miss King's art might well be described, irreverently, as camped up Jane Austenese. She creates her own fairyland where the inhabitants are sent up so high that they are able to move in their own stratospheric amorality with an airy freedom which owes little to reality. Maurice Calhoun, the narrator, is real enough tough. He is a sorely tried interior decorator in dizzy pants and sneakers whose energies are used up bu the dual difficulties of his life, hanging chandeliers and keeping an eye on Miss Moppet, saving her from the gimlet-eyed ladies, while Lillian journeys round in her truck. Miss Moppet's feet haven't touched the ground since she floated into the Village and her conversation defeats all logic. Her near-idiocy is very fetching, and it isn't a bit hard to see what Lillian sees in her and what Maurice Calhoun sees in them both.

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Author(s):
Louise W. King
Condition:
Used: good
Publisher:
Michael Joseph
Title:
The Day We Were Mostly Butterflies

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This book tells of four episodes in the life of Miss Moppet, a feather-brained child-like blonde, who is loved and cherished by a lady truck driver named Lillian Richardson. It is outrageous and uninhibited, and their circle of friends is extravagantly preposterous, but the gossamer substance of the plots is conveyed in a style that is both beautiful and funny. Miss King's art might well be described, irreverently, as camped up Jane Austenese. She creates her own fairyland where the inhabitants are sent up so high that they are able to move in their own stratospheric amorality with an airy freedom which owes little to reality. Maurice Calhoun, the narrator, is real enough tough. He is a sorely tried interior decorator in dizzy pants and sneakers whose energies are used up bu the dual difficulties of his life, hanging chandeliers and keeping an eye on Miss Moppet, saving her from the gimlet-eyed ladies, while Lillian journeys round in her truck. Miss Moppet's feet haven't touched the ground since she floated into the Village and her conversation defeats all logic. Her near-idiocy is very fetching, and it isn't a bit hard to see what Lillian sees in her and what Maurice Calhoun sees in them both.

Author(s):
Louise W. King
Condition:
Used: good
Publisher:
Michael Joseph
Title:
The Day We Were Mostly Butterflies

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