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The Gipsy's Baby by Rosamond Lehmann
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Jun 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: british-literature, short-stories, virago, authors-kl, 2006-read

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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September 14, 2006 – Finished Reading
June 16, 2010 – Shelved
June 16, 2010 – Shelved as: british-literature
June 16, 2010 – Shelved as: short-stories
June 16, 2010 – Shelved as: virago
January 27, 2012 – Shelved as: authors-kl
July 25, 2017 – Shelved as: 2006-read

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