SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
Binding Softcover; Trade PB
Book Condition Near Fine
Size 262 pages
Publisher Edinburgh Greyladies c1941, 2014
1907503331 / 9781907503337
Seller ID 7369
A very nice copy with faint edgewear and rubbing. ; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. This heart-warming romance was originally published in 1941.
Into the heart of the Carson family, close, hard-working and happy, comes their disruptive and selfish cousin Dulcie, with her decidedly cheap values. George and Janet try to make her welcome and treat her as one of their own; they find her work in Babbacombe’s department store where eldest daughter Beth is just beginning her first job in Gowns, but they struggle to make allowances for her outrageous behaviour. For it is Dulcie who takes pleasure in humiliating young Girda at her school concert; it is Dulcie who jealously tries to blight the blossoming romance between Beth and the new man in Cooked Meats, David Babbacombe himself. But then it is not Dulcie, who doesn’t understand kindness and love, who lives happily ever after.This title now out-of-print. ; Recommended, especially if you enjoy novels set in department stores (we do). Image is of our last copy on offer.
British Woman Author, Department Store, England, Romance, Family Life