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The Gipsy's Baby by Rosamond Lehmann
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Jun 16, 10

bookshelves: british-literature, short-stories, virago, authors-kl
Read in September, 2006, read count: 1

Lehmann's gift for portraying children is much in evidence in The Gipsy's Baby, a collection of short stories she wrote during World War II. The first two, "The Gipsy's Baby" and "The Red-Haired Miss Daintreys", use Rebecca of The Ballad and the Source as narrator, telling of two different families whose lives intersect with Rebecca and her family, while the three that follow are about Mrs. Ritchie and her children, John and Jane. I especially liked "The Red-Haired Miss Daintreys" and its portrayal of the eldest Miss Daintrey, Mildred, first "the picture of a horror-governess" but then the unexpected object of romance.
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