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The Right Playmate
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Vintage (1960's) illustrated young adult book about a young man looking for the right girl. Gives details about his upbringing. [s]

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Laurel Jones | 10 comments This is a short, illustrated book published in the 50's or 60's such as you might find in a gift/card shop with drawings similar to, maybe by, Hilary Knight, although I cannot find it in searches using this illustrator. The young man, upper/upper middle class, talks about his upbringing including fencing and other sports. I remember some specific phrases here:
"En garde! Entrechat! En Francais! On your mark!"
He talks about the "Nice Girl Across the Street" vs the "Naughty Girl Around the Corner". He wonders what is wrong with him: "Was my heart in the right place?"


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Tab (tabbrown) | 4999 comments "The Right Playmate" by James Broughton?

If you search within the book on Google Books, some of your phrases show up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=xKS...


message 3: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Jones | 10 comments Looks promising! Thanks.


message 4: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Jones | 10 comments Solved! I now have the book. Thanks, Tab!


message 5: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 19018 comments The Right Playmate for the link. OP probably read the American edition.


message 6: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Jones | 10 comments Already got the book. The edition illustrated by Susanna Hart is the one I remembered, and now have. Thanks all!


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Tab (tabbrown) | 4999 comments Congrats!


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