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The Town in Bloom by Dodie Smith
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Dec 03, 2010

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Read from December 03 to 20, 2010

Perhaps my expectations were too high--after all, I think I Capture the Castle is practically perfect. And it started out great--young girl off to London to try to break in to the Theater. Complete with fun actress friends and an almost dorm-like home situation.
But then she falls in love with the Wrong Man, and she knows it, and she still does it, and it's never clear why he's so fabulous (besides being the leading man and all). And there was a big lead up to a Pivotal Event, whic wasn't really that big a deal.
So, it's still Dodie Smith and old-fashioned London, but I'll take Streatfeld's theater memories over this any day.

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