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The Joyful Delaneys

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)

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Title:The Joyful Delaneys
Walpole, Hugh   
(21 of 40 for author by title)
Judith Paris (The Herries Chronicles #2)
John Cornelius: His Life and Adventures
Published:   1938
Publisher:Macmillan and Co.
Tags:England, family, fiction, London

This picks up loose threads from Captain Nicholas, but can scarcely be considered a sequel, In fact, though many familiar characters cross the pages briefly, the central figures,—the delightful Delaney family, old Charles Willoughby, Lady Millie, and others, are newcomers. A distinctly sentimental side excursion for Mr. Walpole, lacking the quality of his better work, but with much of the same flavor of looking at a section of London from the inside. The story revolves around the fate of the house the Delaneys love, the house which must be sacrificed if any of the impecunious tenants fail them (which they do, in rapid succession). Romance—a last flight—touches both Fred and Meg, and leaves then more deeply in love than before. And their children begin to grow up, Bullock in loving and protecting little Lizzie Coventry, Kitty in disillusionment over her own bit of romance. And the house is saved—in true fairy tale manner.

—Kirkus Reviews, Sept 23, 1938 [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:297 Info

Author Bio for Walpole, Hugh

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was a British Novelist during the first half of the Twentieth Century. He was one of the most popular authors of his times, until his literary reputation was destroyed by Somerset Maugham.

His most famous novel is perhaps Rogue Herries, the first of four books in his Herries Chronicles series. He wrote thirty-six novels, and five volumes of short stories.

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