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Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Jul 30, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: historical
Read in February, 2007

The sequel to The Head of the House of Coombe, Robin deals much more with WWI and its aftermath. Unfortunately, it is laughably trite. The main two points seem to be "Spiritualism is right! Completely right! I talk to the deeeeeeaaaad" and "oh that Robin, so beautiful and perfect and pure and delicate. We must protect her at all costs because she's just so darned feminine and fragile." Coombe was wonderful; I could barely finish the sequel. The Head of the House of Coombe himself, btw, is a great character (if you like erudite, foppish, highly educated, too-clever British peers...) and well worth reading THotHoC.

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