Falconer's Lure (The Marlows #3)
This third book in the series follows the Marlow family during their summer holidays, after the twins' first year at Kingscote School.
Published November 5th 2002 by Girls Gone By Press
(first published 1957)
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Though its characterization is typically subtle, this feels rather more of a children's book than perhaps (Autumn Term excepted) any other that I've read in the series, with its village fêtes and high teas and country pursuits. It's interesting to read Patrick Merrick before, apparently, Forest thought to make him and his family Catholics; certainly before she made them the very traditional Catholics they become in later books. (It was written after her own conversion, though.) Hawking infodumpi...more
One of my favourites of the holiday books in this series. I just think all the incidents bring out character interaction really nicely. Moments when characters shot themselves in the foot and moments when I felt a sudden rush of affection for them. Forest always seems to have this slightly odd balance between emotional sensitivity and understanding of people's weaknesses and a kind of support of quite vehement repression. I bristled at the father, in a follow-up comment to the traumatic adventur...more
Antonia Forest was the pen name of Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein. She was born in North London, the child of Russian-Jewish and Irish parents. She studied at South Hampstead High School and University College, London, and worked as a government clerk and a librarian. Best known for her series of novels about the Marlow family, she published her first book, Autumn Term, in 1948.More about Antonia Forest...